10 Tips For First-Time Sports Parents
This brief summary of key ideas and actions can help get your sports parenting experience off to a great start
The Second-Goal Parent
A Second-Goal Parent focuses relentlessly on the Big Picture – helping their child be successful.
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
Good coaches get players into the game.
Second-Goal Parent® Self-Assessment
Evaluate your use of PCA principles in helping your child take as much as possible from youth sports.
Conversation Starters For Parents On The Limiting Stereotypes Of Girls
Use these tips from The Representation Project to spark a discussion with your child about gender stereotypes.
Help! Problem Parents Causing Conflict
Focus on education and welfare of the players, instead of conflict between parents and coaches.
Bullying And Exclusion Of A Teammate
Watching your child experience bullying is tough. Here is expert advice on how you can help.
Tips For Sportsmanship And Honoring The Game
Honoring the Game is PCA's code for sportsmanship. Here are game day tips. También en español.
House League Vs. Competitive Team
Continuing to foster a love for the game is critical for young athletes, let them have fun!