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Sports parenting is not an easy job. As a sports parent, you can either make or break your child’s sporting experience

7 Behaviors Sports Parents Should Avoid

Youth athlete burnout can be caused by a variety of factors, but one of the most common reasons for burnout is due to overbearing parents. An overbearing parent is one who pushes a “more is better” mantra and forces an… Continue Reading →

3 Steps To Nip Youth Performance Anxiety In The Bud

Experiencing anxiety before a big sports event is normal, but what happens when this anxiety prohibits optimal sports performance? After a winter hiatus and with spring sports just around the corner, many children develop sports performance anxiety. This usually happens… Continue Reading →

How to Help Kids Develop Basic Athletic Skills

One of the most important points that coaches and parents need to be aware of when working with young athletes is the difference between an adult’s body and the developing body of a child or teenager. While it may be… Continue Reading →

TheFuture of Youth Sports: What’s Trending May Surprise You

Across the world, the consensus is that youth sports and exercise needs to be a bigger part of our children’s lives—Particularly in the lives of those children who spend too much time in front of computers, video games and television…. Continue Reading →

Top 10 Health Benefits of American Football

As one of the most popular sports among young boys in America, football has surpassed baseball as the nation’s leading sport. Football teaches discipline, teamwork and dedication, all of which are beneficial beyond the gridiron. But American football is also a… Continue Reading →

Coaching from the Sidelines for Sports Parents

“You’ll also help your children enjoy sports by telling them they’re doing a great job-whether they win or lose. Keep the focus off performance. Concentrate on”

How to Learn From a Loss

In sports, the overall goal is often to win. But in order for there to be a winner, there must also be a loser—that’s just the nature of the game. At some point in their career, all athletes have suffered… Continue Reading →

How Parents Can Beat Hockey Smell

Hockey is a sport that can be one of the smelliest. With all that equipment and the amount of sweat lost in it, cleaning gear can be a tough task. With the following tips, it will be much easier for… Continue Reading →

How to Organize a Team-Building Activity

Whether you’re trying to boost the morale of your squad or foster leadership in young players, here’s a simple guide to organizing and running effective team-building activities that’ll develop young athletes into a cohesive unit. Progressive Planning It is best… Continue Reading →

How to Motivate Your Young Athlete to Get Better

Many parents contact us each week because they struggle to motivate their kids in sports or how best to motivate their athletes. We receive many questions from sports parents and coaches, such as from this hockey parent who asked, “We… Continue Reading →

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