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How Athletes Can Manage Pressure From Their Parents

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This video is brought to you by Vivo Girls Sports -- a digital media property and global online community for active girls and young women. Vivo Girls Sports developed an online video library from a network of highly respected sports experts to answer important questions from the community. Their mission is to keep girls healthy and playing sports.

One of these experts is Tina Syer (@tinaPCA), the Chief Impact Officer at Positive Coaching Alliance. Syer played Division I field hockey at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and was named an Academic All-America. Her coaching experience includes seasons at the high school, college and Olympic Development levels.

Sometimes athletes are less enthusiastic about playing a sport than their parents are. This video clip shares Syer's advice for athletes on how to handle the situation. It’s important that you talk to your parents about how you’re feeling. Your parents may not even know that you aren’t as passionate. Communication is the first step toward solving the issue and may help determine determine whether or not to you continue participating.