Summertime_iSport360As 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 humorous ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Thanks for reading and please share this newsletter with your social networks.

I Dare You To Chill

Bringing Humor To The Serious Business Of Youth Sports

That is the spirit that inspires us at iSport360.  And like PCA, we try to bring humor to this “serious” business of youth sports.  So we were thrilled to stumble upon this amazingly funny, but oh-so-true, video about how the sideline behavior of parents impacts their kids.  So please watch the video here…..and I DARE YOU TO CHILL #DareToChill

Silence on the sidelinesSoccer Club Taking Steps To Silence Sports Parents: Is This The Right Way Forward?
We spend countless dollars making sure every youth sports coach gets proper training, yet we spend minimal resources educating sports parents.  And now a South Carolina Soccer Club is mandating that parents stay silent on the sidelines.  Is this the right answer? Click here to read the full article and watch the video.

Fun –VS– Winning: A Sport Parent’s Dilemmadee21e9c-10cb-4b5b-ae48-36194827d743
I have to address the elephant in the room.  I’m not a psychologist….just a sports dad and coach for two young daughters. But I think parents are lying to ourselves when we tell our kids that we just want them to have fun in youth sports.  If we were sincere, would there be such chaos on the sidelines and in the bleachers of youth sports games? Click here to read the full article.