Sports Parenting Podcast: Should You Move Your Child Up Ahead of His Peers in Youth Sports?

Sports Parenting Podcast: Should You Move Your Child Up Ahead of His Peers in Youth Sports?

Coach Spotlight Series: Chase Wickham on Climbing the Leaderboards

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To listen to this podcast, click on the above arrow. Has your child ever been asked to move up a level in sports? In this podcast, I will talk with Dr. Haley Perlus about what parents and athletes should consider when making this decision. Dr. Perlus has a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology, M.S. in Sport Pedagogy, and numerous fitness…

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