PCA Development Zone®

Resource Center

Sports Parenting Do's And Don'ts

Free Online Student-Athlete Course Available: We hope you and your athletes will enjoy the opportunity to go through our 60-minute online athlete course at no cost.
Learn More »

Share This Resource

This article explores how sports parents can best support and encourage their youth athletes and specifies certain sideline behaviors, on the sidelines and elsewhere, that parents should avoid.

One study cited found that "support" meant "not becoming ‘over-involved’ with their child’s development," whereas "detrimental characteristics that some parents display (include) ‘over-inflating player’s ego’, ‘providing inappropriate coaching advice’, ‘living vicariously through son’, ‘mollycoddling their son’, and ‘putting pressure on son’."

A concluding section of the article enumerates do's and don'ts for sports parents.

The article is housed at BelievePerform.com, which collects articles on sports psychology.

Visit the Site

  • URL: http://mypca.me/1eE8t7H
Visit the Site