How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

 Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games A sports parent asks: “My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?” When kids under perform in comp.... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
 1495815245 564972679 How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MOREMotivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them
In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this:
How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them?
In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a challenge, and that makes sense…

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More About Whether Playing Video Games Is Exercise: The New Johns Hopkins University Study
By Doug Abrams
Constructive dialogue sometimes emerges when, close in time to one another, the media reports a pair of developments that offer contrasting perspectives. For youth sports parents, coaches, and community decision makers, such a pair appeared within a week in early May…

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Contrary to some rumors you may have heard, sports can be Fun and Hard Work…it’s doesn’t have to just be all about having fun. Don’t let your child shy away from the Hard Work….Here’s Why:   Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and…

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