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 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.
Young Athletes Specializing in One Sport, or Many?… Good Question.
So often young athletes are faced with the question regarding concentrating on their main sport versus playing multiple sports. Today it’s not unusual to see kids younger than 13 who are already putting all their efforts into one sport. The multiple-sport athlete is far less common today than years ago. Click here to read the full article.
Families Weigh Pros, Cons of Travel Sports’ Growing Role
By: Kyle Neddenreip, Indianapolis Star | May 6, 2017
The youth sports world has changed dramatically since I grew up in the 1980s and ’90s. All the way through my senior year of high school, I played football, basketball and baseball. Once basketball season was over, you’d put your stuff away and — for the most part, with the exception of some summer leagues and camps and pick-up games — not worry about it again until the next season.
If you’re from that generation, or before, you can probably relate. Which makes it so fascinating to me now to see the huge boom in youth sports, from a parent’s perspective. Click here to read the full story.
A Scholarship Parent’s Proud Story: From The “B” Team to The Big TimePodcastSession18
It’s been 25 years since I’d been in touch with my childhood friend Nicole. But I couldn’t resist reaching out to her recently, after seeing a Facebook post, to ask her if she would share her amazing story. After carpooling all over the Mid-Atlantic for years, and spending tens of thousands of dollars on training and gear, her son received a scholarship to… Click here to read the full story.