Using The 'Excuse Box' To Reduce Excuse-Making
The Excuse Box is a great way of reducing excuse-making, and not bringing excuses into games or practice.
The "Parent Ball": Make Lasting Memories And Teach Life Lessons
The "Parent Ball" can be used to make memories with your kid and at times, reinforce key teachable moments.
An empowering message from a World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist to youth and high school athletes
PCA National Advisory Board Member and St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop, Paul DeJong shares his game day prep.
The sense of belonging that Derek yearns for is a great example that kids do sports to feel connected.
"Fun" Is Different For Every Athlete, And Changes With Age
We’ve seen a lot of athletes quit sports because of practices or teams that just aren’t enjoyable.
Addressing Favoritism Between Coaches And Parents
I'd advise you to bring the topic up directly with the head coach before elevating it to the Athletic Director
When Should Kids Start Pitching In Games?
Speaking as a past Little League Baseball and Softball coach, here are some observations and considerations.
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.
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.
What Takeaways Are There, If Any, From The Show Friday Night Tykes?
What is PCA’s viewpoint on the show *Friday Night Tykes * that sensationalizes screaming coaches and parents?
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?