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 Coach As A Positive Partner
Establish a positive relationship with your child's coach with these recommended approaches.
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
In this introductory guide, former coach Bud Boughton, shares ten culture-building steps for new coaches.
The Second-Goal Parent
A Second-Goal Parent focuses relentlessly on the Big Picture – helping their child be successful.
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
Tips For Coaching Your Own Child: A Coach Hat
The challenge of separating your parenting role from your role as a coach.
The Top 3 Reasons That Kids Have Fun In Sports
In this 1-on-1 podcast, sport scientist Amanda Visek shares the power of fun (or lack thereof) in youth sports
Why Do Girls Drop Out Of Sports At A Rate Six Times Higher Than Boys?
Listen to this podcast to see how gender stereotypes about coaching boys and girls can be detrimental.
The Importance Of Providing Education To Parents Who Volunteer As Coaches
AYSO expert explains how education and training for coaches helps players, coaches and organizations.
Coaches And Parents Seeing Through A Child’s Eyes
AYSO expert advises communicating with players in terms they understand, stories, and colorful pictures.
How Coaches And Leaders Can Best Involve Youth Sports Parents
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently