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
Terry Francona On Post-Game Parent Talks
Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona on growing up with a Major League Baseball player as his father.
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
Second-Goal Parent® Self-Assessment
Evaluate your use of PCA principles in helping your child take as much as possible from youth sports.
George Karl On Sports Parenting
Long-time NBA Coach George Karl explains the importance of parents supporting their children's coaches.
What Parents Can Do To Avoid Living Vicariously Through Their Kid
Lon Babby suggests ways that parents can take pride in their kids while giving them their own experience.
The Next Level, Playing In College
Help your child through the recruiting process and college sports search with these tips.
The "Talent Trap," The Odds Of Going Pro, And Becoming Elite
Statistics on the chance to go pro prove that it's wise to focus on effort and life lessons, not just talent.
Keeping Your Kid Humble
Today’s strongest kid may be tomorrow’s very average athlete - focus on improving motivation and effort.
Joe Ehrmann On What Sports Parents Need To Know
Sports parents who want the best experience for their youth athletes should follow this advice.
Dick Gould: 2 Responsibilities Of Parents
Exposing your child to sports and nurturing them carefully once they love it are both important for parents.