#172 – Mark Simmons – YMCA – youth sports

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 172 - Mark Simmons - YMCA - youth sports

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Mark Simmons, who is the Youth Sports Director for the Kraft Family YMCA. Mark talks to the guys about getting kids involved in youth sports, the benefits of playing sports, how parents can act as role models for their kids by living a healthy lifestyle and more.

Mark Simmons has been with the YMCA of the Triangle for over 15 years. Passionate about sports his whole life, it was during his college years that he felt God was putting it on his heart to serve in sports.

Mark knows that when kids learn from their mistakes and push forward they develop perseverance. He also knows that this hard work does pay off and those are the rewards he wants his kids to gain, not just simply winning a game. The lesson that he wants kids to get from sports is that it is hard work, and that perseverance is what will make them better. Not just in the game, but in life.

For more on how you can join up at your local YMCA go to YMCA.net.