While I love sports and am thrilled my kids do as well, I just wonder about the extreme pressure which we (the parents) put on the kids. I help coach both teams, more Joshua's than Zachary's, and the pressure is unbearable at times.
One of the reasons I left organized baseball was the parents, they were obnoxious. Seriously, if you hang out at games long enough, if you make it through two games you will see it and especially hear it. Parents yelling at kids, telling them it's okay when the strike out, telling the kid to throw the ball over the plate, telling them they are no good. It's intense out there. I know I can get pretty intense as well. I keep telling myself to be cool, this is not the world series, and if it was, it still would not be the end of the world.
Anyways, just a couple of rambling thoughts.