Youth Sports Blog Roundup for May 8th, 2013


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!

Managing You Kids Busy Schedules!

We all have one….a calendar on the fridge with all our daily schedules including games, practices and birthday parties! What we don’t have is a good system of keeping track (well at least I don’t!). So I went searching for a plan to keep up with my kids plans or their schedules.

Know Your Numbers

Without knowing your numbers, you won’t know how you are doing. If you don’t know your child’s numbers and if you do not keep up with how they are doing academically, it could cost them an opportunity to realize their dream of securing a scholarship for college and entrance into the college they are planning on attending.

How to Be a Sports Mom

I am so not into sports. I do not follow March Madness. I cannot figure out why there is both a White Sox and a Red Sox baseball team, and if they have anything to do with one another. I avoid Super Bowl parties, because I never know who is playing and I never care.

“Dad, will you play catch with me?”

“Dad, will you play catch with me?”

That’s a special phrase that always has a profound impact on me. When one of my three boys asks me to play catch, I never take the question lightly.

When Should Your Child Quit a Sport?

As parents, we often wonder when our kids should start playing sports. And we also wonder when it’s okay to let our kids quit a sport. Here are my thoughts on how you can support your child when he wants to quit a particular sport or activity.

How to Build a Successful Team: #4 Know How Hard to Push and #5 Seek Help

Parents and coaches, keep your cool. Manage your expectations of your athlete, or they won’t find it enjoyable on a deeper level… and that would violate rule #1, which is to have fun! We’ll highlight these points and more: