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

What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared + MORE

What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared One injury is all it takes — just one.  The loss of a player for the season on any team could even happen in an event off the field. Shoot, the 48-hour stomach flu has made its mark in crucial moments throughout sports —.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

8 Things Youth Sports Officials Want Parents to Know + MORE

Youth sports officials are probably some of the most abused people on the planet. They are under strict scrutiny by over-protective parents, dedicated fans, and very competitive athletes and coaches. They are insulted, attacked, blamed, and harassed. It’s a wonder they don’t quit. I thin.... More »

Extended Stay America for Team Travel

When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »

6 Truths Your Child Needs to Know After Every Youth Sports Event

In youth sports, no two events are alike. The score, the mistakes, the opponents, the weather, the officials, and how your child feels are all variables that influence the youth sports event experience and make each one unique. However, even though there’s no way for you to know what each comp.... 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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