Youth Sports Blog Roundup for June 20th, 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!

The Chicken or The Egg

So what has happened to the all around athlete? And when did the twelve month season begin and why? It seems that youth sports has been trending to the specialized athlete for more than a decade or more but why?

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3 tips on being a good spectator at your child’s game

Have you ever been to one of your child’s games and observed parents who were rather annoying spectators?

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Little People, Big Fans: Making Sports a Family Affair

When my daughter was not yet two, her daycare teacher told us she’d been talking about “Steve Nash and Amar’e” at school one day. Last Summer she requested Take Me Out To the Ball Game as her lullaby every night. This past Fall she could not only sing Bear Down, Chicago Bears in its entirety, she also knew the difference between a fumble and an interception (thanks to, ahem, a certain Bears QB who gave us plenty of teaching examples). And just the other day, at not quite three years old, she asked, “Mom, are the Cubbies on TV today?”

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It’s okay to celebrate moms with P&G

P&G’s latest ad has insulted some dads. As part of their 2012 Olympic campaign, the global marketer has a tear-inducing ad that watches as a baby girl grows into an Olympic athlete, and recognizes mom for all her support. It’s a pretty typical ad supporting a significant campaign. And a good one, too. There’s plenty of pro-mom buzz.

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Youth Sports: Coach, Your Players Are Hydrated Are You?

Coaches, you need to stay as hydrated as your players. If not you can end up like me.

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Confessions of a Youth Sports Dad

I really wanted another boy, not a girl.

As we awaited the birth of our third child, my wife and I picked out two names. We had one for a boy and one for a girl, but we were both convinced that our new baby was going to be another athletic boy.

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