As a sports parent and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times. So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some funny ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Please enjoy… and please click here to try our iSport360 app, which is the first-ever platform for coaches and parents to share objective player feedback.
Our good friends at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) sat down with Sonya Curry, mom of NBA players Steph and Seth Curry, and daughter Sydel. Love that this former college athlete and mom of superstar ball players is talking about a topic that is close to our heart: Empowerment of our young athletes. In this clip she talks about allowing your kids to solve their own problems… an important life skill that leads to long-term success. Click here to watch the video.
Sideline parents and coaches are full of passion, energy and enthusiasm… we know because we are sports parents and coaches too. A great way for us to share our passion and positive energy with the kids on our team is to share a sticker, emoji or positive message using iSport360. Click here to read the article.
For years I have used the term sports maturity because I have seen players mature at different times. Some kids as young as age 5 or 6 understand what sports training is for, while some don’t understand it until the are 10 or 11+ years old. There have been players who have come to me at age 10 who all of a sudden want to improve their skills. These are players that played soccer when they were younger, but didn’t know or think of what it took to improve or they didn’t have the interest. These same players who were behind technically compared to kids that have been getting good training since age 7 can catch up! Learn about the different signs and determining factors that relate to this crucial area of youth sports performance. Click here to read the full article.
We would like to learn more about your sports experiences as a high school student-athlete. To do that, the Aspen Institute’s Project Play is conducting this national survey of high school-age athletes. Click here to take this short five minute survey.