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Don't Be "That Parent" Who Misbehaves On The Sidelines

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As PCA’s Jason Pratt explains in this article for, many parents view their children’s athletic performances as somehow reflecting on their quality of parenting. Others simply focus too much on the scoreboard and lose track of the higher value of youth sports: the ability to take life lessons in teamwork, overcoming adversity and other important character traits that will impact children’s development throughout the rest of their lives. Pratt’s article calls upon his previous experience as Director of Coaching for Boyertown Soccer Club and Director of Operations for Paul Riley’s Women’s Professional Supergroup, along with being a past clinician at NSCAA conventions and a Congressional Panel Member on the power of youth sports within a community.

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