Each child’s early experience in athletics is an opportunity to build competence and develop skills that support healthy self-esteem and a growing sense of oneself in a larger community. Sports competition provides each child the many lessons of losing and winning. The discipline, shared sacrifice and joy of teamwork help each child to learn about personal balance as they begin to see the world beyond simply “me”. NOW Sports seeks to support equal opportunity access for CT area children at an early age so that they may have the athletic training and coaching, and the health and wellness resources that will encourage life-long learning around sports. We seek to support each and every child’s emotional well-being and physical development in every athletic program, clinic, event, or team we sponsor. We believe winning isn’t only found on the scoreboard; it is found in developing a child’s forthright and ethical character based upon our expectations of fair play and outstanding sportsmanship.