If You’ve Never Screwed Up as a Sports Parent, There’s No Need to Watch This Video + MORE

If You’ve Never Screwed Up as a Sports Parent, There’s No Need to Watch This Video + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: Tips for Basketball Players Who Want to Play at the Next Level + MORE

To listen to this episode, click on the above arrow. If your child plays basketball, and desires to keep playing through high school, perhaps even college, you must listen to what my guest, Kyle Ohman of BasketballHQ.com has to say. He has some great tips for parents, coaches and athletes about bask.... More »

Is it Possible to Coach Your Child Objectively?

You may get accused of favoritism by parents and players. Your child may say you are harder on her than her teammates. The struggle of coaching your child objectively is real. Is it possible? Be a positive voice for change in youth sports by spreading the positive sports parenting word. Invite oth.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history + MORE

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history Most history buffs are familiar with September 19th’s significance, but for those uninitiated, the mid-fall date has a special place in the heart of athletes everywhere — it’s the birthdate of Emil Zatopek,.... More »
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If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him: Poynter’s 8 lessons from Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra Yogi Berra said you could learn a lot by watching. You can also learn a lot by listening and reading. Roy Peter Clark collected Eight language lessons from Yogi Berra at Poynter.org, and yes, those lessons come from some of Yogi’s malopropisms, which, Clark points out, often have a .... More »

The 4 Biggest Problems in Youth Sports Today

– changingthegameproject.com

When you run an organization such as the Changing the Game Project, you hear many youth sports stories from parents, coaches, and players. Some stories are absolutely heartbreaking, others inspiring. Recently I encountered the absurd. Many of us have seen the news about a volleyball player from Washington DC who was taking her playing time […

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I know about screwing up as a sports parent because I’ve done it so much! Take a few minutes to watch this video on how I learned to overcome screwups and how you can too. Of course, if you’ve never messed up, then there’s no need!        Maybe your child doesn’t want to play…

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