SPORTSMANSHIP: What To Do When Neither Team Tries to Win….

SPORTSMANSHIP: What To Do When Neither Team Tries to Win….

Don’t Let Your Kids Avoid the Struggle + MORE

When the struggle comes…don’t let your kids run the other direction. Is your child in the midst of a struggle? Do you need help as you support them in it? Email me if you do: Sportsparents@jbmthinks.com. For more on your child’s struggle: Why Your Kids Need to Struggle   .... More »

How You Can Change What’s Wrong with Youth Sports in 2017

Changing the youth sports culture is complicated, and it’s simple. Here’s one thing you can do to change it…   Are you a basketball mom?        Related Stories5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.&#.... More »

3 Life Skills that Playing Sports will Teach Your Child

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Perhaps you’ve heard over and over about the life skills that playing sports will teach your child. I believe very strongly that it offers a golden opportunity for parents and coaches to help d.... More »

Watch What You Say in the Stands!

Seriously, folks, it’s time to watch what you say in the stands…   Are you facing a roadblock in your parenting? In your sports parenting?  I’m a certified life coach who can help you. I’m not a counselor, therapist, or even a consultant. I will not tell you what to do,.... More »

19 Ways You Can Help Your Child’s Youth Sports Team

Helping your child’s youth sports team is important for you, your child, and your child’s team. We tell our kids over and over that in order to win they must work together as a team. A great way for you to show them how this works is by working with other parents on the team...Read .... More »
Game-Fixing and Youth Coaching Ethics
By Doug Abrams
Under the headline, “Two Youth Teams Apparently Fixed a Match At a Tournament,” Fox Soccer writer Alex Dowd described a U-18 girls game played on July 28 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. He reported that the two teams, the Ambassadors FC and the Carlsbad Elite, each needed only a tie to advance to the semifinals as the first- and second-place finishers in their group play bracket…

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