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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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 »
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Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

Living in Minnesota, it can be a long winter unless one embraces the great outdoors. Having enjoyed spring, summer and fall hikes at nearby Lebanon State Park, it was time to see if walking trails could be as enjoyable in the winter. Friends who had recently purchased snowshoes encouraged us to give.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Youth Sports and Divorce

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Brian Brunkow of Zero Offseason. Brian Brunkow is a San Diego-based lawyer, Glazier Head Coach Academy speaker, and the author of Zero Offseason, a guidebook on divorce & sports parenting. With a background i.... More »
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4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety + MORE

A Guest Post from Amy Tiemann, PhD The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents are just catching up with this new craze. What makes this game diff.... More »

How to Help Your Child Compete in Sports Without Going Broke

Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... 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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