The Joy Of Just Being "Dad" On The Sidelines
It should be common knowledge by now that pushing your kids too hard tends to drive kids away from sports.
Sports Parents Need To Address Kids Needs, Not The Other Way Around
Parents need to be ok letting go and letting it be the kids experience, rather than it be their own.
Self-compassion and remembering that failure is part of being human helps people persist and be resilient.
Klinzing argues that everyone would be better off (parents too!) if parents avoided coaching from the stands.
Steve Kerr's only coaching experience before coaching the Warriors was when he coached his son's youth team.
Don't Make Your Kids Learning Process Harder Than It Already Is
When parents shout instructions from the stands, it makes life more difficult for the kid, not easier for them
The Bulldozer Parent Who Protects Their Kid From Life Lessons
Bulldozer parents push problems out of their kids way, which means kids can't learn to cope with struggle.
Kids Always Answer That They Want To Hear Nothing From Sideline Parents
O'Sullivan urges parents to ask their kids what will be most helpful for them during games rather than yelling
Silence On The Sidelines Lets Kids Learn And Coaches Coach
PCA National Advisory Board Member Alexi Lalas describes his experience and findings as a sports parent.
Rec Vs. Travel: It’s Not About A New Bumper Sticker For Your SUV
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
Dare To Chill? Re-Think Sports Parent Behavior On The Sidelines
In this comedic scene, we offer parents an alternative to overly intense sideline behavior. Try sideline yoga?
How Parents Can Make A Coach's Job Easier With Empathy
Catanach, volleyball coach at the University of Tampa, instructs parents on coach and athlete interaction.
Discussing The "Why" Of Youth Sports With Your Child
Tips on helping your child understand what you both want from the youth sports experience.