Being the mother of an athlete is a challenging yet rewarding role. So momsTEAM designated May as Sports Moms Month and has celebrated by asking some of our favorite sports moms to share their wisdom by responding to a series of questions.
We have heard from a fascinating range of sports moms, from a mom of an Olympic athlete to a bunch of moms who were themselves Olympic athletes, from a moms of former minor league baseball players and NCAA Division 1 basketball players to a Minnesota hockey mom and author, from a sports nutritionist to an award-winning health and safety reporter.
A three-time Olympic gold medalist, mom of three, law professor and one of the nation's foremost experts on Title IX says youth sports should be focused more on teaching and building good
skills. For kids under the age of 12, she argues, sports should not be about winning, not about competing, not about playing year-round.