Scott Olson is well known as a motivational speaker in youth and high school sports.
He is passionate about training athletes in athletic skills as well as teaching them the core values of the game.
One of the biggest issues of our times is the question of poor health and related obesity. This has largely been forced upon us through the pressures of modern day living, with home cooking and regular exercise generally upstaged by commercial demands.
Throughout his career, Scott Olson has demonstrated to parents how meaningful health benefits can be for children participating in sports, both physical and mental.
Some parents try to steer away from their children participating in sports under certain circumstances where unhealthy demands are placed on kids at a young age, to win at all costs! The lesson really should be more about participation, interactivity, team effectiveness and personal challenge. It should be more about the journey, rather than just the result!
While Scott Olson certainly believes competition has a big role to play as your child progresses throughout the years, there is still plenty to learn and improve upon when it comes to teamwork, commitment, personal goals, and more.
If every team member is working on this and working hard at it, the team at large can only succeed.
There are a number of psychological, behavioral and social skills that are developed through sports participation. These skills are beneficial to children throughout their school years well into adulthood and career development.
Social interactive skills
- Persistence, endurance and tenacity
- Inner confidence and self-control
- Pressure tolerance
- Team participation and respect
Finally, Scott Olson emphasizes discipline as one of the key elements of life lessons through sports. Parents are challenged with finding new ways and means to get kids to accept personal discipline and to have respect for authority in a productive and meaningful way. Working within the rules of the game, accepting decisions made by referees, and looking up to and respecting team leaders, will go a long way to improving a child’s behavior on and off the field.
Be sure to connect with Scott Olson on LinkedIn and stay tuned for his future events in sports consulting and motivational speaking.