ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

How to be a Good Sports Parent

We all know what makes a bad sports parent. They yell at their kids during games and argue with the ref or coaches. But what comes to mind when you think of a good sports parent? How they act on the sidelines is one indication, says Sue Shellenbarger, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal who writ.... More »

HEROIC COACHES: WHAT ONE MAN IS DOING TO REVIVE INNER-CITY BASEBALL

It was back in October of 2013….close to two years ago….that I introduced you my WFAN audience to Steve Bandura of the Anderson Monarchs baseball team. And I approached Steve a few weeks ago to have him back on. To me, Steve is one of those unsung American heroes who, for 20- years in South Phil.... More »

Sports Parenting Dilemma: When Your Child Wants to Quit

Has your child ever come home and said, “I want to quit!”? What is youth sports like for you? Would you take a few minutes to answer three simple questions? Click Here.        Related StoriesGetting Recruited: What College Coaches Want You to Know Abou.... More »
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Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »
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Messing With Success + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Today’s post is purely my opinion, with some observations on parental influence in teenage athletics. Towards the end of the school year, we gather with the Athletic Traine.... More »
How do you raise a champion? Last year I watched a show about Olympic parents. I wondered, would they all be hard-driving parents?  Were they super competitive? What did they do to help their child achieve championship status? Their answers were not really what I’d expected, but they most definitely made me smile…

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More About Australia’s Ugly Parent Syndrome: Post-Game “Debriefing”
By Doug Abrams
 Australians have a label for the negative influence of some adults in that nation’s youth sports leagues. Aussies call it the “ugly parent syndrome.” Most often, the label describes acts of parental violence, particularly acts that are serious enough to reach the headlines…

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