Anything I have read or heard says that there will be ups and downs along with trials and tribulation. That is all part of the process and how you develop and grow. You need to take your preparation a step further and also work on your mental capacity and attitude.
What has happened to youth sports in our country. What has happened to the parents of these athletes and is there any going back? Unfortunately I don’t see us moving backwards. Youth sports has become a HUGE business and parents are pushing their children to be the next superstar athlete to sign D1 scholarships and million dollar contracts. There is nothing wrong with encouraging your athlete to be the best they can be, but they don’t need to be treated and be training like they are professional athletes at the age of 6 or 10 or 12.