A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Parenting

A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Parenting

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Plane Fly-Over Banner a New Low in Parental Behavior

Chances are that you heard about this absolutely bizarre incident that took place last week at a HS baseball playoff game. It was first reported on all sorts of twitter feeds, and a number of you made sure I was aware of it. In short, at Briarcliff HS in Westchester County (NY), right before the sta.... More »

Parents, It’s Time to Adopt the 24 Hour Rule

The 24-hour rule was established at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: if you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait 24 hours before talking to him or her. Unfortunately, parents didn’t always abide by the rule and the result .... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on Coping with Parental Expectations + MORE

A couple of weeks ago, we really zeroed in on what –in my opinion — I consider to be at the true epicenter of all the conflicts and friction these days between Sports Parents and HS coaches. More specifically, the issue of Parental Expectations for their kids in sports. The response to t.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
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What is KT Tape and How Should You Use It? + MORE

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking through any of my links. There is no additional cost to you. The first time I saw KT Tape in action, I was watching women's beach volleyball on TV and it was Kerri Walsh Jennin.... More »
Sports parenting is as easy as signing your child up and getting him to practice, right? If this is your child’s first, second, or even third year of playing youth sports, then you are still relatively new to the game. It may seem easy, and you may think, This is great! This is fun! Where’s the…

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