We are right in the middle of Fall season for youth sports teams.
As parents, coaches, and players hit the fields, a local author is emphasizing the importance of having fun.
From the sidelines, to the football field; according to author Vincent Stanley, everyone contributes to the score.
"It's the journey, not the process," said Stanley, Frozen Shorts President.
A process Melissa Rivera started with her three boys more than five years ago.
"I put my kids in sports because I wanted them to stay active. I have a house full of three boys and I wanted them to stay active and do something positive. I didn't want them out doing stupid things," said Rivera.
According to Stanley, the power of the game doesn't come from getting into the end zone.
"It's not about winning, it's about having fun they say," said Giovanni Rosario, Pop Warner football player.
Fun is the message behind Stanley's book, Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports.
He says 70-percent of kids who play sports at the age of 10 quit by age 13.
"They quit for three reasons, it's not fun, they don't get to play,nobody dreams of being Lebron James sitting on the bench, and it's too much pressure," said Stanley.
As a youth sports consultant he encourages parents and coaches to avoid this by keeping a positive atmosphere and allow equal play.
"It's very important to not yell at the kids," said Stanley. "The younger they are, equal play and let them play for fun and then just enjoy being kids. Because you can't microwave that development, just slow cook it."
He says he wants his book to touch the lives of anyone involved in youth sports so everyone walks away a winner.