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
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
In this introductory guide, former coach Bud Boughton, shares ten culture-building steps for new coaches.
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.
Rec Vs. Travel: It’s Not About A New Bumper Sticker For Your SUV
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
Oliver Luck On What Matters Most For Him As A Sports Parent
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on his sports parenting values.
When Speaking To Young Kids In Sports, Crouch Down To Their Level
Oliver Luck--NCAA exec, former NFLer and noted sports parent--on communicating with youth athletes.
Neither Adults Nor Kids Like Being Berated For Mistakes
Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck conveys the significance of positive coaching in youth sports.
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?
Helping Motivate Your Undersized Kid
Maybe the best way to encourage your kid is to help him cope with the long-term reality of being undersized.
Pat Fitzgerald: Sports Parents Seeking More Playing Time
When conversations with parents turn to playing time, he asks whether the parents have talked to their son.