COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: The Magic – and Power – of Email from Coaches

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: The Magic – and Power – of Email from Coaches

6 Truths Your Child Needs to Know After Every Youth Sports Event

In youth sports, no two events are alike. The score, the mistakes, the opponents, the weather, the officials, and how your child feels are all variables that influence the youth sports event experience and make each one unique. However, even though there’s no way for you to know what each comp.... More »

HEROIC COACHES: Spotlight on Jerry Katzke and the Brooklyn Bonnies Youth Program

On this Sunday morning’s WFAN show, I wanted to talk about an inner-city youth baseball program that has been around for such a long time that even I played against the Brooklyn Bonnies more than 35 years ago when I was playing with the New Rochelle Robins. And just a few weeks ago, my son Joh.... More »

Why is Abusive Coaching Tolerated in Sports? + MORE

On May 29, 2018, University of Maryland lineman Jordan McNair ran the last sprint of his life. After a series of 110 yd runs, during which he became disoriented and had trouble standing, McNair collapsed and died of heat stroke. He had a body temperature of 106 degrees in the hospital. He was only 1.... More »

Cardinal Pride: Reflections of a St. Louis Cardinals Fan

On a sweltering summer day in 1960, my father parked our family station wagon and led my mother, my sisters, and me through the front gates of Sportsman’s Park, then the hallowed home of the St. Louis Cardinals. First Day at the Ballpark Until that day, I had known the Cardinals only from the box .... More »

How to Be Sure Your Child’s Youth Sports Coach is Really Listening to You

How did your child’s youth sports coach respond the last time you went to him or her with a problem? Coaches may nod their heads and smile, but there’s always a chance that they are only hearing you, and not really listening. Coaches hear every parent that confronts them, but there is a .... More »
Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part One)
By Doug Abrams
 Community youth sports programs and their coaches increasingly seek to maintain open lines of communication with parents before, during, and sometimes even after the season. The term “transparency” is in vogue in politics lately, and transparency also remains essential in community sports…

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