Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Drop Out + MORE

Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Drop Out + MORE

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE

 Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2) By Doug Abrams Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as h.... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »

How to Be the Parent and Let Youth Sports Coaches Do Their Job

Do you know how to simply be the parent and let youth sports coaches do their job? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. Although parents and coaches..... More »

A MOMENT TO REFLECT: Marking 20 Years of Sports Parenting Talk on WFAN Sports Radio

This Sunday AM marks my 20th year on the air at WFAN, and I wanted to pause for a moment to reflect on the issue of sports parenting and how it’s evolved – at least from my point of view – over the last two decades. Now, many of you know I first became drawn to the field of sports .... More »

How NFL Fantasy Football Works


How NFL Fantasy Football works is a mystery to many folks. Fantasy sports are incredibly popular – it’s estimated by Fantasy Sports Trade Association that about 1 in 5 people play in the U.S. But, those who are not big fans of football might struggle with game play. The NFL fantasy football is a game of […] The post How NFL Fantasy Football Works appeared first on Sports Feel Good Stories.

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Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Drop Out


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How Parents Can Help Kids Stay in Sports
More then 70 percent of children drop out of organized sports by the time they are 15.
As sports parents, it’s up to you to try to keep sports as fun and stress-free as possible to avoid having kids drop out.
The number one reason your kids will quit sports is too much pressure from adults, which leads to less fun for kids…

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By Tamara Hew Butler, DPM, Ph.D., FASCM

Lead them to water but do make them drink

Summertime is here, along with advice to drink plenty of water and remain well-hydrated. While maintaining hydration is important, this well-intentioned advice can be overdone, especially in weekend warriors and motivated athletes, resulting in sodium disorders like exercise associated hyponatremia…

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