Child Development & Athletics

Parents should be aware that children develop at different rates.  This mean that some Athletes will develop much faster than others of the same age.  As a result, youth of the same age will have varying abilities.  Parents should not compare their child's performance with that of another.  Also, parents should not be alarmed if their child does not seem to progress as fast as other athletes.  Differences in development not only include physical changes, but also refer to social and psychological development.  As Coaches, we keep that in mind as we work with your athletes.  We ask that you do, as well.  Olathe Athletics will keep track of your child's per format at Meets and utilize that as a gauge for how they are progressing.  This information will be shared with parents throughout the season. 

Athletes who attend practice regularly and actively participate usually see more improvement than those who do not.