Youth athletics can be a powerful tool to shape the godly character of both children and parents, but anyone who’s spent much time in the world of youth athletics can recount the uglier side of this sub-culture. We are excited that Jeff Kemp will be authoring a two part series regarding the question of youth athletics in the life of Christian families. Part one will deal with the aim of youth athletics: what goals should we have for our children and ourselves. Part two will focus on knowing when it’s time to pull back or call it quits.
Jeff brings a unique perspective to this topic. He played quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Jeff and his father, Jack Kemp, (the former Vice-Presidential candidate), were the first of only six sets of father/son NFL quarterbacks. As Jeff speaks and trains throughout the United States he passes on dynamic lessons learned during eleven years in the world of professional athletics. Persevering through the highs and lows of pro football gave him a valuable perspective on teams, leadership, and life. Jeff is also the author of Facing The Blitz – Three Strategies for Turning Trials into Triumphs.