My daughter is playing 4th grade basketball this year. It's her first foray into team sports, and she's learning all of the really important stuff — how to dribble with one hand, the virtues of boxing out, the bizarre randomness of the 3-Second Rule. This is a girl who won't watch anything on TV that doesn't involve teen rock stars, and I actually caught her paying attention to a Mizzou basketball game the other day.
Here's the deal, though, and I mean this: Some of life's most important lessons are being taught to 4th grade girls' basketball players.
Finally — and I can't stress this enough — plant that pivot foot. I don't care if you are in 4th grade. I will call you for traveling.
What am I missing? What's the best lesson you learned in grade-school team sports?