Dave King, director of athletics at Eastern Mennonite University, is concerned for the way competitive sports can take over family life from a young age.
As the father of three children who competed at high school and college levels and who was personally involved in education and sports most of his life, King is obviously not against participation in sports.
“I understand that coaches are putting a lot of pressure on, but I think it’s time families stand up and say wait a minute, enough is enough” King says in the program. King has spoken in numerous churches about this issue and was specially licensed by Virginia Mennonite Conference for a speaking ministry.
Two interview programs with King air the weekends of August 11 and 18, 2012, and will be available online at ShapingFamilies.com a day earlier than those dates.
Both programs can also be heard online at ShapingFamilies.com, now airing on 21 stations including two in Canada. The program is produced by MennoMedia on behalf of Mennonite Churches. A station listing can be found at ShapingFamilies.com/stations.asp.