The Coach As A Positive Partner
Establish a positive relationship with your child's coach with these recommended approaches.
The Second-Goal Parent
A Second-Goal Parent focuses relentlessly on the Big Picture – helping their child be successful.
Jack Clark on what it truly means to be a team oriented player and why that is something he looks for.
Coaches can think they know it all right away. Dave St. Peter says he still doesn't know it all years later.
Once a player is out on the ice, Brad Frost makes sure that the only thing on their mind is hockey.
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
Parents, Let it Be Your Child’s Sports Experience, Not Yours
Twins President Dave St. Peter shares parenting advice for over-bearing parents
10 Things Parents Can Ask To Help Kids Learn Life Lessons From Sports
Questions that help kids draw the parallels between lessons learned in sports so they can apply them to life.
3 Parent Tips: Be Playful, Stay Connected, Learn How To Handle Stress
Parenting can be a serious job, but that doesn't mean you can't play around with your kids, Keltner says.
The Worst Part Of Youth Sports For Kids Is The Car-Ride Home
John O'Sullivan says that making the ride home a 'teachable moment' starts to take the joy out of the game.
3 Questions Parents Can Ask For A Better Car-Ride Home Conversation
A former pro golfer says that if you say anything game-related, you might think about asking these questions.
A Message To Parents: Why It Bothers Me That You Coach From The Stands
Klinzing argues that everyone would be better off (parents too!) if parents avoided coaching from the stands.
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.