Inside Athletics: May 4, 2012

Dave begins his summer series podcast by talking about the role that parents play in the sports experience of their children.  Reading exerpts from letter that former professional baseball player, Mike Matheny wrote to the parents of players on the Little League team that he was coaching, Dave highlights the ways in which parents can interfere with their child’s opportunity to learn life lessons on the field.  Being “silent sources of support” should be the goal, but is often very hard for many of us as parents to achieve.  He challenges parents to experiment this summer by remaining silent during a game or practice and only asking if their child had fun.  This is one of several different topics Dave will be addressing this summer.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.