Here’s Why a Sports Parenting Martyr Complex Doesn’t Work

Here’s Why a Sports Parenting Martyr Complex Doesn’t Work

Why Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports is So Important

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. The idea of “hard work’ gets a lot of attention. We teach our kids that if they are not willing to work hard for something, then they will not truly appreciate it. I totally agree with that...Read&.... More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Parenting

Sports parenting is as easy as signing your child up and getting him to practice, right? If this is your child’s first, second, or even third year of playing youth sports, then you are still relatively new to the game. It may seem easy, and you may think, This is great! This is fun! WhereR.... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Fitness Performance Coach Talks to Parents + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Mike Guevara of www.thefactorytraining.com. Mike is not just any fitness coach, he happens to be the fitness coach of Victoria Azarenka, who just beat Serena Williams yesterday in the BNP Paribas Open title in Ind.... More »

WOC #21 Nate Sanderson, Two-Time Iowa High School State Champion Basketball Coach, On The Art of Engaging Parents in a Winning Team Culture

If an athlete’s inner dialogue is made up of the voices they hear most often and most intensely in their daily lives, what are we as parents and coaches saying that can form a champion’s mind? Join us as we talk to Two-time Iowa High School State Basketball Championship winning coach, Nate Sande.... More »
Sports Parenting sometimes brings out the martyr in even the best of moms or dads. As a parent, do you ever play the martyr in your home? I have to admit that I mastered the role pretty well, and sometimes I’m still tempted to fall back into using it. But the honest truth is, martyr…Read More
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