We Believe In The Power Of Sports
Injuries in young athletes have soared. Costs to compete have skyrocketed. Kids are quitting in record numbers. But we believe strongly in youth sports, and the many ways it improves our childrens’ lives.
We are here to help parents regain balance and sanity, and to help restore the joy,
accomplishment, and core values derived from sports.
We started this website because we had and still have so many questions and concerns along this journey. We hope that that our experiences, along with advice from the top experts, help you to become the best possible parent for your athlete.
How We Can Help
- Search our free library of blogs, podcasts, and videos to help you make informed decisions and get answers, advice, and an understanding of the issues. Search Here
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- Get real-time help by posting questions to our Facebook groups or by sending us your questions. Our amazing community of parents will share their experiences on the same issues.
- Book us to speak at your next school, club, or community event.
- Browse our gallery of inspiring quotes and sports memes to share and inspire your athletes and make you laugh out loud and know that you are not alone, as we are all in this together!
About the Founder
Asia Mape is a 4-time Emmy Award winning journalist and Sports Television Producer. She has worked for all the major Sports Networks: Fox Sports, ESPN, TNT, NFL Network and NBC Sports. She’s covered the most high profile sporting events in the world, including five Olympics, multiple NBA playoffs, and 2 Super Bowls. She’s interviewed hundreds of athletes and has helped tell their stories of incredible talent, work ethic, and their journeys to become world-class competitors.
Growing up on the streets of Detroit, Asia played every sport possible, trying to keep up with her two older brothers. When her family moved to the suburbs of Washington DC, her competitive spirit persisted, and she began to channel her love into her favorite sport, basketball, spending every waking hour at the neighborhood basketball court. Youth sports planted a seed that would end up shaping Asia’s entire life. After winning a Virginia High School State Basketball Championship, she earned a basketball scholarship and a starting role as a freshman at Coastal Carolina College. Later, she transferred to the University of Michigan, where she earned a degree in Communications and began her path into sports journalism.
The mother of three daughters who play sports, Asia has dedicated the greater part of the last twenty years to her daughters’ various activities, a combination of club soccer, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, and water polo. She has schlepped her kids to some 7-8 practices a week, attended tournaments or games most weekends. Most of the time, she has loved it, but along the way, she often wondered whether there wasn’t a better way. This question was the genesis of I Love To Watch You Play. She hopes you will find in this website; humor, compassion, and guidance for raising healthy, happy and successful young athletes while maintaining some sort of sanity for your family!