If your child gets angry when playing sports, you’re not alone. I’d guess that most athletes do at one time or another. Your goal, as a sports parent should not necessarily be to expect your child to never get angry, but rather help them handle the anger…
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The NCAA Tournament tips off today with a full schedule of games, and this year a surprise guest is the Minnesota Gophers. With only 7 wins last year, coupled with some off the court troubles, Minnesota wasn’t expected to do much this season. Apparently the word didn’t reach the young team and c.... More »
How to Show Composure, Not Perfection in Tryouts
A sports parent says:
“My Bantam AAA hockey player is in the mist of tryouts and is having stumbling blocks in his tryouts over hitting and performing during the tryout games. He is just not performing at his best and is getting very stressed. .... More »
It was a real stunner when Mack Breed, the defensive coach at John Jay HS, came forth and acknowledged that he instructed his two defensive backs, Moreno and Rojas, to “hit” the ref and make him pay because the ref had made bad calls against John Jay all game.
And the two football player.... More »
Helping Sports Parents Get on The Same Page With Athletes
A sports parent asks:
“I would like to know how to face the challenge of competing parent interests. My x-husband and I seem to want very different things from our children’s experience with sports.”
Parents who communicate dif.... More »
Staph skin infections due to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are a well-documented complication of participation on athletic teams, with football teams, in particular, emerging as a common population in which MRSA outbreaks occur.
While concussions result from a variety of causes (in helmeted sports, most often as a result of helmet-to-helmet contact), recent studies suggest that a small percentage (about 10 percent in football) are caused by an athlete’s head hitting the playing surface.
A properly maintained playing surface can help minimize head injury risk…
No one warns you when you sign up your child for his first season of sports that it’s not going to be all fun and games.
Oh, it probably starts out that way. But something happens as kids get older and the competition gets stiffer; the light hearted fun gets forgotten as many parents get discouraged with the messiness of youth sports…