You’ve heard it; I’ve heard it. Sports teaches responsibility, time management, and leadership skills. Sure, it takes time and money—but it’s worth it. I’ve probably stood on the same field with you. I’ve watched football, soccer, baseball, softball, wrestling, basketball, track, and lacrosse. My older son played two collegiate sports, my younger son and daughter have lettered, captained, and played in five high school sports. I’ve breathed the same air as you, cheered the same chant. I’m still climbing–still learning–but I have some thoughts to share.