Being proactive: Get youth sports parents on your team this season
Youth sports experiences have the potential to be cherished childhood memories that children will carry through life. But for many kids, instead of looking back to that time they laughed so hard juice shot out of their nose or remembering the day their coach gave them the game ball, their youth sports memories are infiltrated with feeling the pressure to win and the embarrassing time mom asked the umpire if he needed new glasses.
Parents play a vital role in youth sports – for both kids and youth sports administrators. Whether they volunteer to be a team parent or coach, or choose to sit in the stands, parent behavior determines how smooth and enjoyable the sports season will go for everyone around them.