Advocating For Your Athlete’s Playing Time
Playing time is probably the biggest source of frustration and anger among sports parents, which is saying...
Steve Young: Positive Coaches Find Unique Ways To Include Everyone
Steve Young, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, speaks on how a positive coach helped his son overcome fear.
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Katie Hurley, The Jed Foundation provides parents and caregivers 12 tips for talking to their teen athletes
Sports teams offer unique opportunities to create spaces where teens and young adults feel safe, seen,...
How Parents Can Stop Overuse Injuries From Becoming A Problem
Dave St. Peter explains the importance of parents communicating with their child about overuse.
Pursuit Of Individual Success In Sports Erodes A Sense Of Community
Dave St. Peter discusses the value that can be added when athletes play within their local leagues.
Why It's Important To Play With Other Kids That Are The Same Age
Brown on why allowing your student-athlete compete against other athletes their age teaches crucial lessons
Athletic Directors Can Make Parents A Positive Instead Of A Problem
Steve Kryger on ways coaches can include parents in the process while also setting boundaries.
Coaches Need To Overcommunicate With Parents To Set Expectations
Conrad Ray on establishing that the communication with parents should primarily go through the athlete.
Teams Separating Practice Groups By Skill, Not Age Group
We should also have some way of identifying over time whether the policy is producing the outcomes we want.
Parents: Encourage Your Kid To Try EVERYTHING Before Intervening
John O'Sullivan says that kids needs to do everything they can to earn playing time before parents step in.
Parents Shouldn't Be Involved In Playing Time Discussions
AD Steve Kryger says that playing time discussions should be between the player and a coach, not the AD.