The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 41
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.
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Ask anyone in your neighborhood who’s to blame for the problems in youth sports today and you’ll always hear the same answer:
It’s the “crazy” parents. You may hear this from a coach, you may hear it from the administrators and frequently you’ll hear it from a sports parent (of course every sports parent considers themselves “normal” compared to the other “crazy” parents). Click here to read the full article.
“Silent Saturdays” Gaining Popularity
In the last few weeks, we’ve “Dared You To Chill” on the sidelines of your kids games, we’ve shared some great videos where kids share how they feel when their parents scream from the sidelines, and now we are learning about a campaign called “Silent Saturdays”. Click here to watch the video.
It may surprise athletes to know that improving athletic performance may be as easy as getting enough sleep. Sleep is something that many athletes overlook. They train hard and focus on their diets to the point that they don’t realize that they’re overworking themselves. They hit the sack exhausted and put in a few hours of sleep and wake up the next morning to eat and breathe training all over again. Athletes need to recognize that beyond the quantity of sleep, the quality of sleep is just as crucial to playing at peak performance. Click here to read the full article.
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