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

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes
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The Runner’s High

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: When your body comes under stress or experiences pain, neurochemicals called endorphins and endocannabinoids are produced in the brain. This happens in all age grou.... More »

YOU Can Raise Confident Kids Who Will Make Smart Life Choices! + MORE

Parents want to raise confident kids who make wise choices. That’s the parental desire for children almost as soon as they enter the family. But the journey from babe to smart-thinking young adult is a verrrrrry long and rocky road. Quite honestly, there are just a lot of forces in this worl.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: Are They Really the Future of Youth Sports in the US?

In light of all the debate and feedback I received in recent weeks  regarding the growing and game-changing impact that pay-for-play club teams are having on youth sports in this country, I thought we’d take a step ahead – and begin to think about what this will mean and how youth sports are go.... More »
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Are Your Athletes Self-Motivated or Driven by Parents? + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Be Self-Motivated A sports parent asks: “How can I help my son learn how to be self-motivated so that he can improve his tennis game?” Dan Coyle, the author of “The Talent Code,” argues that you have to help your children by cultivating their passion..... More »
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Athletes and Back to School: 8 Things Parents and Coaches Can Do To Make It Easier

Note: I originally published this a few years ago but find it very helpful to revisit at this time of the year! Our kids go back to school soon but many of our mid-west friends have kids who go back to school this week.  For us the first week of school is also the first week of practice on the fal.... More »
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 like concussions, or college recruiting scandals, or rising social media concerns are real concerns as well…

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

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes
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Focus on Fun For Your Athletes, Not Scholarships

Helping Kids Experience The Benefits of Youth Sports “If your overriding goal for youth sports is a Division I scholarship, you need to rethink your priorities,” said Larry Stone, a sports parent for 27 years in a recent column that appeared in the Seattle Times. “First of all, it.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes A young athlete writes: “I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY: What’s the Right Thing to Do When the Scorekeeper Messes Up?

Ask any coach or parent, and one of the main issues in sports today is a sense of accountability. That means that you need to measure up to – and own – your mistakes. Being held accountable is often a painful and inconvenient process for the key person involved. But the reality is, it ha.... More »
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Are Your Athletes Self-Motivated or Driven by Parents? + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Be Self-Motivated A sports parent asks: “How can I help my son learn how to be self-motivated so that he can improve his tennis game?” Dan Coyle, the author of “The Talent Code,” argues that you have to help your children by cultivating their passion..... More »
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The Three Elements You Need in Order to Beat Fear in Sports: Part 1 + MORE

Fear can often become a catalyst that propels athletes into a slump and keeps them stuck there. The batter in a slump is afraid of not getting a hit. The gymnast stuck on a back hand-spring is afraid of moving backward. The swimmer who seems to “die” at the end of all he.... More »
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 like concussions, or college recruiting scandals, or rising social media concerns are real concerns as well…

Continue Reading On askcoachwolff.com »