Youth Sports Blog Roundup for July 11th, 2012


Below you will find a few of our favorite blog posts that are related to youth sports, youth sports coaching and sports parenting from the past few weeks. Please feel free to visit each and we hope you find them as helpful as we do!

Sports parents — it’s just a game. Really.

Being a sports parent is a tricky thing. You have to hold your breath and watch your child struggle and rise and struggle and fail, your heart swells with the victories and the defeats, and most of all you have to set the example of good sportsmanship, because, after all, these are still children out there on the field, not grownups.

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8 Ways to Be a Good Sports Parent

The arrival of spring and summer mark the beginning of milder temperatures and beautiful weather. This means more time spent in the great outdoors, tending our gardens, working in the yard, and of course, having fun with spring sports.

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Sports Parents, if You “Lose Your Cool” at Games Read This….

Sports parents are regularly challenged when it comes to keeping their emotions in check, especially during those times where a referee makes a bad call, or when it’s their child on the field making mistakes that they never make in practice (Sport Success 360).  Lets face it, the sport experience is an emotional experience, and it’s quite normal to feel happy one moment, and frustrated the next.

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Should Parents Choose the Sports Their Children Play?

Can a person live a normal life in this country without having played baseball or softball? Can that person really understand the language and culture?

Here’s a more important question: How responsible am I for getting my kids involved in bat-and-ball sports? How much encouragement and/or pressure should I apply if they express no interest?

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Be a sports parent with good credit

Having good credit means your child trusts that you will not embarrass him on the sidelines and knows you are a positive supporter. It means that you will be a positive voice as they play, thinking of other players, not just your own child.

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7 Lessons I Learned from Legendary Coach John Wooden

1. Success Is All About the Little Things – On the first day of practice Coach Wooden didn’t discuss basketball strategy. Believe it or not, he taught his players the proper way to put on their socks and shoes so they didn’t get blisters.

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