ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

Sports Parents, Whose Game Is it? Yours or Your Child’s? + MORE

Sports parents, are you letting your child play his or her game, or are they playing yours? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. It’s hard for spor.... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... More »
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How Sports Kids Benefit From a Strong Mental Game

Benefits of Mental Game Training For Young Athletes Sports parents and children alike may be hesitant to adopt mental game coaching for a variety of reasons… It’s common for a sports parent to think: “If I encourage my sports children to work on their mental game, it might HURT their .... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »
How are you at making good parenting habits that stick? Many are full of good intentions when they set out to establish new habits. Kinda like making new year’s resolutions. Whether you are trying to establish good habits in your sports parenting, in your job, at home. Or maybe you’re trying to help your child…

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 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety
 By Doug Abrams
On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sports fans …

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The “female athlete triad” is a medical condition composed of eating disorder, irregular menstrual periods, and low bone density
Girls in sports in which there is pressure to conform to a certain body image are particularly at risk, such as gymnastics, figure skating, dance, and distance running
Treatment often involves many different types of healthcare providers
I will look for the female athlete triad for any girl who comes to the office with a stress fracture

Last weekend I was with a friend watching his daughter in a NorCal Premier State Cup soccer match on a beautiful spring afternoon…

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Sports Parents Who Pressure Their Kids

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In “Mental Training Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents who pressure their kids. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr…

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One of the biggest distractions to an athlete during a youth sports game has to be the observing parents — to be more specific, it’s often his or her own parents. Be warned: your child knows your voice in the crowd and he is very aware of your words or actions. Let’s put the shoe on […] The post 5 Ways You Might Be Embarrassing Your Child During Youth Sports appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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