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.
New Year's Resolutions for Youth And High School Athletes
In case you have not made (or kept!) any New Year’s Resolutions, we suggest some that will help you improve!
Making The Concept Of Perfection Useful, Not Harmful
One thing Jerry Lynch notices is how many parents want their kids to be perfect. Can this be harmful?
Understanding The Reasoning Behind Player Cuts As A Parent
Parents may not always understand why a coach cuts players, but the answer here could give some perspective.
Helping Motivate Your Undersized Kid
Maybe the best way to encourage your kid is to help him cope with the long-term reality of being undersized.
6 Life Lessons From The Cubs In The 2016 World Series
Here are six lessons that youth sports participants can take away from the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win.
10 Impact Quotes From Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer led a life of character. Here are 10 quotes from him that all involved in sports can learn from.
5 Sun Safe Tips For Athletes In The Sun
The John Wayne Cancer Foundation provides 5 sun protection tips for athletes that spend a lot of time outside.