COACHING TIPS: Learning from Pro Athletes Who Are Sports Parents Too

COACHING TIPS: Learning from Pro Athletes Who Are Sports Parents Too
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Why MUST Parents and Coaches Be Partners? + MORE

In an ideal season, parents and coaches work together; sports parents feel supported by the coach and the coach feels supported by the parents. Everyone–players, coaches and parents–benefit from a unified effort. However, we know that a parent-coach partnership can sometimes be a myth an.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »

Free Printable Training Journal Page for Girls

Back by popular demand!! A few years ago I created a fun printable sports journal page for girls to keep track of their workouts and practices. Recently I have had quite a few requests for the file again. Download the free printable training journal page for girls (or anyone, really). What you need.... More »

10 Rules of a Team Player

Coaches and parents talk about the importance of being a team player, but what really does that mean? When my oldest daughter gave up gymnastics for softball, it was because she loved being on a team. She’s a social butterfly and loved the team interaction. But it wasn’t long before she .... More »
 Decorum and Fun:
Advice From the Pinnacle For Youth Leaguers’ Parents
 By Doug Abrams
One Sunday morning in late February, University of South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin arrived a few minutes early for his 10-year-old son’s basketball game. Near the end of the prior 9-year-old game, he watched a parent charge onto the court to confront the referee with a spate of insults…

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