The Tony Segreto Sports movement is a growing grass roots initiative that will change the way we experience the world of amateur athletics, specifically the 6-17 year old age bracket. Our vision is to be and provide the insider’s game plan for players, parents and coaches, serving as a guide to positive athletics.
The movement is designed to shape the way each of these participating groups—players, parents, and coaches—live in the world of youth athletics, by providing advice, open discussion forums, and educational pieces in various formats. Our focus will cover the topics of sportsmanship, education, health, propriety, and positive parental involvement.
Everyone who has been a part of youth athletics in some capacity has a “story.” For some, it is witnessing parents relentlessly screaming at their 8-year old child who is not performing to their standards. For others it may be parents criticizing the skills of a player that is not their own child, often done in a demeaning manner. Or, it could simply be the forcefulness of a coach asking a child to specialize in a sport by the age of 6, or insist that a 16 year old prioritize their sports talent over their education. Deteriorating sportsmanship standards in youth athletics has become much too frequent and drastic. In early 2015, a little league team was stripped of its World Series title gaining national publicity due to the unethical and dishonest recruiting decisions made by its coaches. Bottom line, it’s a negative trend that must stop. At some point, inappropriate behavior needs to be curbed.
By providing a guide to positive athletics, the Tony Segreto Sports Movement will be a catalyst for this shift in attitude and the migration back to core positive standards of good sportsmanship and character. Sports are designed to help athletes of all ages, particularly young ones, grow in mind, body, and spirit in a positive manner, garnering important life lessons along the way. Tony Segreto Sports is prepared to help bring sportsmanship and character back to youth athletics while helping young athletes find and grow their passion in a healthy and balanced fashion.
The Tony Segreto Sports Movement will touch its audience through a variety of communications channels including radio, podcasts, digital content, webinars, training, and subscription based newsletters. The Tony Segreto Sports ‘game plan’ and ‘guide’, regardless of the communication method, will be told through multiple voices representing various viewpoints and real life stories.
Many well-known athletes along with everyday not-as-well-known figures support the movement already, and the numbers are growing. Together, each brings varying positive perspectives toward the common goal of bringing balance and enjoyment back to youth sports. These are the stories that will be shared and provide tomorrow’s headlines.