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The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 42
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.
Did You Know That Kids Want To Hear “Nothing” From The Sidelines
The Positive Coaching Alliance and John O’Sullivan, Author of “Changing The Game”, have both been an inspiration to iSport360. The 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 watch the video.
Use our sport-, age- and gender-specific SPORT STANDARDS to set goals for your players
Start sharing POST GAME FEEDBACK between coaches, parents and players
Start sharing fair PLAYER EVALUATIONS…..and have your players do a self-evaluation
Start sharing our STICKERS AND EMOJIS with the kids on your team.
Have a safe and joyous winter sports season. 👍
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.
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