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When An Athlete's Parents Are Not Interested In Sports

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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 (@tinasyer4), the former President 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 parents aren’t as enthusiastic or interested in sports as their children. Syer addresses that problem in this video by recommending that athletes communicate with their parents about attending games and being more supportive. Even if your parents don’t enjoy watching sports, their love for you should bring them to your games and engender a supportive attitude. Sometimes it jus takes your expressing a desire to have them there.

It’s also important to remind yourself in this situation that playing sports is for you. Even if your parents don’t watch you play, you can still gain so much from sports.