• About WCS

    Our mission is to raise awareness about the many problems in youth sports today and provide advice and solutions for sports parents and youth coaches.

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  • WCS TEAM

    Meet the three founders of Whole Child Sports: Scott Lancaster, Kim John Payne and Luis Fernando Llosa.

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  • PARENT/COACH TOOLKIT

    Our Parent and Coach Toolkit contains tips, scorecards, games and general advice for any parent or coach looking to improve his kids’ sports experience.

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  • Beyond Winning

    Beyond Winning offers an alternative approach to teaching sports to kids.

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  • VISIT OUR STORE

    Go to our store to buy a copy of Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment and any of our other recommended parenting books.

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  • HEAR THE EXPERTS

    Listen as Coaches, Athletes, and other experts explore key issues in youth sports like specialization, creative coaching, and alternative approaches to play and practice. Shaun White talks about using the power of fun as a self-coaching tool. Scott Lancaster and Kim John Payne delve into Time Magazine’s cover story on over parenting. Scott Lancaster and Boomer Esiason discuss creative coaching with the late Hall of […]

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Welcome to Whole Child Sports

Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment

About Us

We founded Whole Child Sports and wrote Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment to raise awareness about the many problems in youth sports today and to provide advice and offer solutions to help improve our children’s sports experiences. We all want our kids to play sports long into adulthood. We all want our kids to have fun and develop as athletes and people. It’s why we spend so much time and energy (and money) shepherding our children through so many youth sports activities.

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Get in the game! Sign up for our free Whole Child Sports Starter Kit. Receive a link to an excerpt of the introduction and Chapter 1 (on how you can become your child’s first coach) of Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment so you can learn the best ways to support and improve your child’s social and athletic development through sports:

  • You will also receive a 15% discount on our upcoming Beyond Winning self-paced online learning video series.

  • You will be auto-enrolled in all the free instructional videos we offer.

  • Join with other Whole Child Sports parents all around the world who can support you in keeping sports fun and child-centered.