One parent-coach's perspective on the parent – coach relationship in youth sports + MORE

One parent-coach's perspective on the parent – coach relationship in youth sports + MORE

SPORT SAFETY: Has HS Football Become an Endangered Species?

The last few years have been a rocky time for HS football players – and for their parents as well. So far this season, eight HS football players have died while participating in the sport. Clearly, no one ever wants to go through the heartache of watching a teen-aged son collapse  — and.... More »

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many Long-Time Coaches Being Let Go at Scarsdale High School? + MORE

Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go. And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismis.... More »
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Youth Soccer Practice Plans make coaching easier + MORE

Former University of St. Thomas Soccer Coach Colleen Carey was twice selected as MIAC Coach of the Year recognizing her team’s impressive winning records and achievements.  As she highlights in the introduction of her new book, Well Prepared Coach Youth Soccer Practice Plans ($29.95, ebook).... More »

Texas Youth Football Program: Ten Ways It Is Walking The Talk On Safety

Participation in youth sports in general, and in youth football in particular, is on the decline in some parts of the nation.  One of the biggest factors driving the decline is a concern about injuries.  Lots of youth sports programs say they want to improve safety, but how many are actually m.... More »

5 Youth Sports Costs That May Surprise You

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 1392624917 448427680 One parent coach's perspective on the parent   coach relationship in youth sports + MOREAre you raising emotionally intelligent children? Is your child’s teacher building a culture of social and emotional intelligence in the classroom? What methods are working?   
Emotional intelligence has become a popular term since Daniel Goleman authored his book with the same title in 1995. Several decades of research not only confirms the importance of teaching kids to understand and manage their emotions, but also suggests that emotional intelligence is predictive of future success in life…

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Coaches of Youth Sports Should Stop Blaming Parents For All Their Problems
By Charles Hartley
 
While watching my three children play on various youth and high school
teams the past 13 years, I have learned too much about a persistent,
disturbing and palpable tension between parents and some coaches…

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