10 Tips For First-Time Sports Parents
This brief summary of key ideas and actions can help get your sports parenting experience off to a great start
The Coach As A Positive Partner
Establish a positive relationship with your child's coach with these recommended approaches.
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
The Second-Goal Parent
A Second-Goal Parent focuses relentlessly on the Big Picture – helping their child be successful.
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
Share this letter with players' parents/guardians to establish expectations. También en español.
Tips For Coaching Your Own Child: A Coach Hat
The challenge of separating your parenting role from your role as a coach.
Teams Separating Practice Groups By Skill, Not Age Group
We should also have some way of identifying over time whether the policy is producing the outcomes we want.
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.
Bill Damon: Youth Sports Can Be A Vehicle To Help Kids Find Their Purpose
Bill Damon discusses why purpose matters so much for people and why youth sports can provide purpose for kids.