The Joy Of Just Being "Dad" On The Sidelines
It should be common knowledge by now that pushing your kids too hard tends to drive kids away from sports.
Sports Parents Need To Address Kids Needs, Not The Other Way Around
Parents need to be ok letting go and letting it be the kids experience, rather than it be their own.
Parents Intervening When Coaches Act Inappropriately In Front Of Kids
If a coach ignores pitch count or playing time rules, he is willing to win at the cost of his players
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.
Don't Make Your Kids Learning Process Harder Than It Already Is
When parents shout instructions from the stands, it makes life more difficult for the kid, not easier for them
The Bulldozer Parent Who Protects Their Kid From Life Lessons
Bulldozer parents push problems out of their kids way, which means kids can't learn to cope with struggle.
Kids Always Answer That They Want To Hear Nothing From Sideline Parents
O'Sullivan urges parents to ask their kids what will be most helpful for them during games rather than yelling
Coach Ignores My Kid – What Should I Do?
While it won’t be easy, you have an opportunity to teach your son a challenging skill he will surely need.
Silence On The Sidelines Lets Kids Learn And Coaches Coach
PCA National Advisory Board Member Alexi Lalas describes his experience and findings as a sports parent.
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