This documentary series follows five families’ daily struggle and conflicts as their child athletes strive to excel in the highly stressful, competitive, ‘win at all costs’ world of sports. Over the years, studies have shown that sports help young people in a number of ways, providing them with a way to exercise, make friends, develop physical skills and improve their self-esteem. However, there is a flip side to the world of children's sports.
Sports Kids Moms and Dads examines the highs and lows of competition and the fine line between parental support and pressure. It also uncovers that mum and dad are often more distraught by defeat than their resilient offspring and are sometimes living vicariously through their children.
The series shows dynamic, young athletes struggling to shoot, kick, flip and ride their way to the "big time" and despite injuries and financial setbacks, their ability to exhibit fierce determination and discipline is matched only by their undying passion and skill for their respective sports.
Tracy Austin, the youngest player ever inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame, narrates the series and lends her own perspective as a former child sports star.... Read more.