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.
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 Shouldn't Spread The Myth That Specializing Makes You Better
Any coach that tells a twelve-year-old player that they need to pick one sport is doing them a disservice.
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.
When Kids Specialize Early, They Lose The Hunger To Compete
Specialization and year round play without changing sports can often cause kids to lose their passion.
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
Parents Need To Stop Trophy-Chasing And Let Their Kids Learn
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
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
After Injuries, It's Not About When Kids Return To Play, But How
It's natural to want to help your kid back from injury, but parents must also think about quality of treatment