Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes?
Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot:
A coach asks:
“I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
There have been many firsts for me as a dad. The first time we found out we were going to have a baby. The first time the doctor said, “It’s a boy!” And the first time we dropped our daughter off at kindergarten (almost all three of us were in tears!).
Even with multiple children, it is.... More »
On my WFAN radio show last Sunday we had a spirited discussion on whether videogames – or e-games as they are known – should be considered as a new kind of HS sport.
Most of the debate centered on whether these very popular games should be classified as a sport…or simply as an activity.
T.... More »
Back in July, we allowed our athletes and parents to vote for their favorite coaches across the platform so we could highlight the winners. Of those winners, the full article can be found here, Chase Wickham, a soccer coach from North Carolina received our award for Most Impactful, accompanied by th.... More »
When parents back off and let children fight their own battles, especially in the arena of youth sports, it is inevitable that those kids will grow stronger and learn lessons that will be with them for life.
But what about you? It’s frustrating for parents to watch the caterpillar turn into a butterfly, but is there anything else in this journey for you besides the pain of watching your child struggle?
Yes, there is much more…
If you haven’t seen this new reality show on the Esquire Channel, you might want to take a moment to watch a few minutes of it.
But just be forewarned. It’s as though all of the social consciousness that has been raised in the last 20 years about evil and selfish sports parents and coaches somehow never reached this particulara part of Texas…
Note: Dan Talintyre recently left Bleacher Report for a job with a professional rugby team in his native Australia. He sent this email to B/R editors last week. It’s reprinted here with his permission.
I started writing for Bleacher Report three and a bit years ago when I was just starting university…
Every year the statistics on boys and achievement become more alarming. Boys are falling behind in school, boys are entering colleges at the lowest rate in history, and the number of young men returning home to live with their parents, working only part time or not at all, has more than doubled in the past two decades…
The armpit is the part of the body that is dark, stinky, and unattractive. Everyone has one, but no one wants to see it or acknowledge it, and would rather cover it up and move on. The armpit of American youth sports is the culture of win at all costs, uneducated, over the top coaches [...]