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
Parental Perspective From An Elite Athlete
Elite athlete Samantha Salvia on what she hopes her young son takes from his youth sports experience.
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
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?
Paul Tough: Kids Want Challenges and Connection
Best-selling author Paul Tough describes how coaches and parents can be both warm and demanding.
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.
Maintaining A Growth Mindset As A Parent And Coach
How appreciating and acknowledging a child's effort can lead to a greater outcome.
Teachable Moments While Watching The Olympics
Watching your favorite events with athletes you are coaching or parenting? Help them find teachable moments.
Keeping Perspective in Youth Sports
Tips and warning signs from PCA National Partner USA Baseball on keeping perspective of youth sports.
Living Vicariously Through Your Kid Manifests In Inappropriate Behavior
ASU Senior Associate AD Jean Boyd advises parents to let the sports experience belong to the child.