Youngsters at this age become interested in mastering some of the basics of the sport.
They crave feedback from coaches and parents on how they perform certain skills and how they’re progressing with new ones. They begin noticing their teammates’
abilities and skill levels. When coaches verbally recognize one of their peers for properly executing a skill, they want to earn that same feedback.
The desire to compete carries much more prominence for some youngsters in this age range than for others.
Children who have older siblings may be particularly competitive, because they’ve watched their brothers
compete in football or other sports, the younger siblings are finally getting to display their skills.
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