I am a youth athlete. I am brave and strong and talented.
But I'm still just a kid. I am not perfect. I am a work
in progress. I need you to be patient while I test the limits
of my body and work through the emotions that come with success and
failure. When I make a mistake, I wonder if you'll be
disappointed. When I reach my goals, I look to see if you
watching. I am a youth athlete. I love my sport. You
call it competition. I call it playing the game. I want
to win and have fun. I am a youth athlete. I am YOUR
youth athlete. Winning feels great, but your praise feels
infinitely better. Please remember these things, and I
promise to do my best to make you proud.