At Castle Pines Athletics, we don't think it is healthy for young children to practice sports multiple times a week, travel for competitive sports, or endure the pressures of many highly intensive competitive athletic programs.
In fact, many children suffer sports "burn out" when they hit middle school because they were pushed too hard, too young. We think it is important for a child to be physically active, learn a new sport, yet still have time to be a child.
According to the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport — a total of about 45 million kids. By age 15, as many as 80 percent of these youngsters quit playing. One reason is the gap between the child’s desire to have fun and the misguided notion among some adults that their kids’ games are a miniature version of grown-up competitions, where the goal is to win, no matter what.
At Castle Pines Athletics, we strive to teach basic skills of each sport we offer while focusing on good attitudes, sportsmanship, and learning to be part of a team. Our philosophy embraces teaching fundamentals, life lessons, and creating new friendships versus a “win at all cost” mentality.
Every child is a winner with Castle Pines Athletics. We hope you and your child will enjoy our program.