A child’s first coach wields enormous influence and can be the difference between a child loving – or leaving – the sport. Just ask Prim Siripipat, whose love of tennis was forged by an incredibly supportive and caring coach
Janis B. Meredith’s new book, 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents, highlights the importance of providing unconditional love and support – and learning from your mistakes. Make sure these habits are part of your youth sports parenting.
When athletes aren’t getting their fundamental need for connectedness met, their experiences become unfulfilling and their motivation suffers. Use these tips from a top mental skills coach to create a support system that delivers a positive impact.
Pre-season parent meetings set the tone for helping ensure positive support from the stands, and team unity on the field. Here’s what you need to know to connect with your team parents and make your meeting - and your season - a success.
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