Let's relax, and more importantly, let our kids relax. Research shows that nearly 80 percent of all children who play adult-organized youth sports drop out by the time they're 12. The reason most often cited is that it's no longer fun.
Although theoretically we parents are supposed to leave everything to the coaches, that's a little like saying that we are supposed to leave it to the teachers to get our kids to school and make sure they do their homework.
Parents have to help their children to discover the joy of healthy competition, but competition taken too far can lead to an attitude that everything is a competition and worth is based on winning and losing.