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.
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.
Filling Their Emotional Tank With The Buddy System
Have you heard about young athletes filling their “Emotional Tank”? I have to admit, I’m a bit late to the game on this concept. But I LOVE IT! Seems to have originated with Scottish soccer coaches. In short, just like we feed our kids to fuel up before a game, and encourage them to hydrate, we need to make sure they go into competition with a full Emotional Tank. Click here to read the full article.
When S.A.G.E. And Safety Are At Odds
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. Click here to read more about the pledge.