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The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 19
Hi Parents & Coaches,
As a dad 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 use these buttons to share this newsletter with your social networks.
Like many sideline parents, I’ve seen the spiked hot chocolate being passed around on cold Fall days or the Pinot Grigio in the late Spring months, but I never really put 2 and 2 together. Then, last week a new friend, pointed out the obvious: alcohol plays a major role in bad parent behavior at the fields. Since she is an author who studies youth sports and alcohol abuse, I asked her to shed some light on the topic… read the full story.
While I was fortunate enough to reach the MLB as a pitcher in the 1990s, I’m under no illusion that my three sons will have the same fortune. Afterall, only 1 in 4,000 high school baseball players will make it to the big leagues. But my boys and I do take our sports seriously on the teams I coach in our NJ area. Click here to read the full story.
Only one in 1,000 youth athletes earn a sports scholarship to college yet one in two parents believes their child has scholarship potential. This is an early symptom of Delusional Sports-Parent Disorder, also known as DSPD, a condition affecting nearly 90% of youth sports parents. Click here to learn more.