5 Things You Need to Let Go of as a Sports Parent in 2016 + MORE

5 Things You Need to Let Go of as a Sports Parent in 2016 + MORE
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All Hockey Hair Team 2016: Feeling the Flow in Minnesota + MORE

All Hockey Hair Team 2016: Feeling the Flow in Minnesota The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game has “One Shining Moment,” and the Minnesota State High School Tournament has the “All Hockey Hair Team 2016.” The mysterious creator of what has now become a popular cla.... More »

The End of an Era: When a Child Abandons a Sport

This guest post by Laura Amann was originally posted a few years ago on this site, but it is worth a read again.  My days of gymnastics are over. So are my long hours at the gym. My nervousness and anxiety. It’s all in the past. No more ponytails woven with ribbons, no more glitter spray, no mor.... More »
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How To Help Young Athletes With Fear of Failure + MORE

Do Sports Kids Worry Too Much About What Parents Think? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on cont.... More »
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Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MORE

Why Do More Girls Drop Out of Sports Than Boys? We already knew that by the time they are 13, seventy-five percent of kids drop out of sports, mostly because they’re not having fun anymore. But research shows that girls drop out of sports at rates six times higher than boys. We spoke recently with.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »
It’s 2016–a new year with new seasons, new coaches, and new challenges as a sports parent. And if you are to keep the positive in your child’s youth sports experience, here are 5 things you absolutely must let go: Other people’s opinions of you If you are a parent who doesn’t like to get sucked…

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Mismatches, Blow-outs, and Mercy Rules
By Doug Abrams
During the inter-semester break, yet another youth league blowout hit the headlines. The Fresno Bee reported that on December 26, Fresno’s Clovis West High School overwhelmed Rivera High-Los Angeles, 114-9, in a girls preseason basketball tournament in Huntington Beach, California…

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