Know The Difference Between Negative Coaching And Abusive Coaching
If there is even a question of abuse, it would be wise to remove your child from the situation immediately.
When Should Kids Start Pitching In Games?
Speaking as a past Little League Baseball and Softball coach, here are some observations and considerations.
John O'Sullivan says that making the ride home a 'teachable moment' starts to take the joy out of the game.
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.
How To Handle The Pouting Athlete With Attitude Problems
Work with the player to set up clear, consistent, and simple expectations for positive things he can do.
Coaches Listening Can Help Athletes Work Through Grief And Struggle
Greg Lum Ho says the role of a coach is to listen to the athlete to help them process their grief.
Coaches Going The Extra Mile For Their Players When Parents Can't Help
No matter what, Ann Murphy makes sure the kid comes first and doesn't get left behind when parents get busy.
Coaches Can Set The Tone For The Season With A Parent-Only Potluck
In this meeting, coaches can set expectations, as Hoyt does in her own pre-season parent potluck.
Why More Mothers Should Coach Youth Sports
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
My Kid Acts Disinterested In Sports But Says She Loves It
Her body language says that she is bored and she complains a lot about practically every aspect of the game.
Coaches And Parents Need Not Praise Effort When It's Not There
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
5 Ways That Sports Teach Humility And Teamwork
Moments of "awe" in sports make you more interested in others experiences than your own- a humbling experience