Parents should not only teach good decision-making habits and strategies, but also help their athletes feel confident about making tough decisions.
It’s challenge for parents & coaches to find a balance between helping athletes develop decision-making skills while also ensuring that they find success.
When we talk about decision-making with young athletes, it’s with the understanding that not every decision is going to be the right one.
Creating a space that encourages the development of an essential life skill like decision-making should be a top priority for the coaches of youth athletes.
Parents often look to youth sports to teach athletes the value of sticking with a task or job even when it gets difficult. Here’s how you can support your athlete’s commitment to a team.
Recognizing the consequences that come along with the overwhelming pressure parents put on coaches, here are practical ways coaches can manage expectations from team parents.
We value youth sports for many reasons. However, at times, these benefits are muted when sport and play is influenced by overparenting.
The coach-parent dynamic: research shows that kids learn more and perform better when coaches, parents, and athletes work together harmoniously.
Parents are concerned that kids are becoming less capable of thinking & acting for themselves. Here are five ways youth sports help foster confidence.
Young athletes are still kids. if taking more laps at the end of practice shouldn’t be used as punishment, what can be done to hold athletes accountable?