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 funny ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Please enjoy… and please click here to try our iSport360 app, which helps coaches, kids and parents set goals, share player feedback and track player progress throughout the season. Our goal is simple: to help kids have more success, more confidence, and more fun.
Positive Coaching Alliance and John O’Sullivan, Author of “Changing The Game”, have both been an inspiration to iSport360. 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. Hear more at PCA Development Zone. Watch the video here.
We offer 8 team sports on our platform to help you set goals, share player feedback and track player progress (baseball, basketball, cheerleading, futsal, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball). And we’ll be adding Volleyball very soon. We’d like to know what other sports you’d like us to add. Please click here to submit your suggestion.
As more and more children battle to be the best at younger and younger ages, what is the damage to those children around them, who spend large amounts of time comparing themselves to their higher performing peers in terms of their own long term development and potential future participation? Potentially it is huge and we must do all that we can as parents and educators to avoid the children we are involved with getting sucked into ‘The Comparison Trap’. When your child first sets out on their sporting career and are attempting sports for the first time one of their main forms of feedback is how they compare themselves to others. You may say that this is mad, but it is one of their most significant forms of feedback. Click here to read the full article here.