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 mobile platform to help kids, coaches and parents have a better youth sports experience.
No sports parent likes being told what to do… but it doesn’t hurt to have a laugh while watching videos of what NOT to do. So thank you to Hockey Canada for creating a campaign about how parents SHOULD NOT behave at their kids’ games. So let’s remember: It’s Just A Game. Click here to watch the video.
Many youth sports teams are requiring parents and coaches to sign Set A Good Example (S.A.G.E.) pledges at the beginning of the season. In this pledge, coaches and parents agree to promote sportsmanship, respect the opponents and respect the refs. But is it ever OK to argue with the ref? Click here to read the full article and find out!
Positive Coaching Alliance and John O’Sullivan, Author of “Changing The Game”, have both been an inspiration to iSport360. Positive Coaching Alliance has been building “Better Athletes, Better People” for 20 years and John’s 2013 book opened our eyes to the need for parents and coaches to put the focus of youth sports back on our kids. So when a thought-leader like John O’Sullivan is saying the same thing to his team parents that I say to mine, it’s worth sharing… and worth the 90 seconds to hear his perspective. Click here to read watch the video.