Sports Parents Reap The Benefits When Their Kids Love Sports


Geoff Loomis (@geoff_loomis) is the head coach of the University of Portland baseball program. Loomis, a member of the UP Athletic Hall of Fame and one of the most decorated players in the history of the Portland Pilot baseball program, spent the previous 13 seasons as the head coach at Pacific Lutheran University where he compiled an impressive 327-197-2 (.624) record.

Loomis speaks about the benefits parents should get and see from their children playing sport—rather than emphasis on winning and playing for elite teams, parents should realize the lessons their children learn and opportunities for growth provided by playing sports. But as a father himself, he says that the best benefit is simply having your child play a sport they love, their passion staying alive alone without the influence of parents.


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