Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

What Olympic Parents Want to Tell Sports Parents

Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »

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

 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-yea.... More »
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Finding a Balanced Level of Involvement as a Sports Parent + MORE

How to Be a Supportive Sports Parent, Not a Pushy Sports Parent A sports parent asks: “How can I help my children really own their own sports experience?” Sports parents can sometimes forget that the sports experience should belong to their children. When parents are too intrusive, cont.... More »

5 Dilemmas That Keep Sports Parents Up at Night

Parents worry. That’s just what they do. Kids give them plenty of fuel for that, and in the youth sports world, it is no different. I hate to admit this, but there were nights when I would lie awake, worrying about something my child was facing in sports. I would think through every possible s.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »

Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

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Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes
A young athlete writes:
“I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more worried because I know she is watching me…

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