self esteem

Any comparisons of The Box’s cover photo and real photos of Camille seem to reveal a body much different.
Self esteem, psyching up, and life lessons. These are all ways that fitness interacts with our minds beyond the physical scope of the gym.
Getting away from the participation ribbons and trophies (specifically referencing the child who never makes practices/games until the day when ribbons and trophies are handed out), the false encouragement of a “Way to go!” (when really, it was not the way to go), and the shallow, “Great game!” (to a child who did not perform well), how can we, as parents, coaches, and trainers truly encourage and nurture a young athlete’s self-esteem?