I’ve previously described some nightmare scenarios when it comes to parents on the sideline at youth basketball games. I truly believe that most parents are well-intentioned, but just get caught up in the moment and don’t truly consider the impact they are having on their kids or the other parents around them. Today I want to present some practical solutions for what you can do as a youth sports parent when it seems that everyone around you has gone crazy.
Sports help children develop competence, confidence, connections, character, and care – which will also help with academic success! Sports can also feed your muscle memory and your brain by helping improve your attention, information processing, and memory.
Being mindful is to pay attention to what’s happening in the present moment without any judgment but rather with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to accept whatever it is going on.
Physical activity is important for children and youth to stay healthy and moving. Kids don’t usually realize the importance of physical activity because they’re either having too much fun being active, or playing video games on the couch… But one thing is for sure; being active is beneficial for your body!
Dear parents, we want to thank YOU for supporting your kid(s) in sport and activity! You are appreciated for driving your kids to practices and games, preparing team snacks, organizing events, and even providing a listening and supporting ear! You make sports happen for your kids as you are a vital part of the coach-athlete-parent team. Continue reading “Parents in Sport Week”
A young player’s attitude is everything, including contagious to others. The right attitude is a sure way for players to achieve success in life both on and off the court. How can we help our players develop the right attitude, and what is considered good and bad attitude? Continue reading “One Word: Attitude”