The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 18 iSport360
1/11/2017

The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 18

Parents & Coaches: While it has been thrilling to see our newsletter base grow to nearly 15,000 sports parents and coaches, the fruits of our labor became crystal clear last week.  I introduced myself to the Director of a new local youth sport facility and told him my company created the iSport360 app and I write the iSport360 newsletter.  NO JOKE:  A big smile came across his face and he literally hugged me (a stranger) and said “I love that newsletter!  Great information and it makes me laugh all the time.”  WOW.  It’s great to know the information and humor we share is appreciated.

UNDERSTANDING THE SPORTS PARENT PSYCHE (NOTICE I SAID “PSYCHE” NOT “PSYCHO”)

Funny Youth SportsLet’s start with a confession:  While I am a parent, coach and founder of a company that preaches best practices in sports parenting and coaching, I once actually charged the field with the intention of hurting someone (WOW it feels great to get that off my chest).

 

 

 


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A Letter From The Future Me

A few months ago, I asked a friend to write an article for this newsletter.  He’s a dad of three boys, an active and supportive sports parent, but most of all, a dad who has an incredible ability to step back from sideline drama and stress and just enjoy watching his kids.  Here’s what he shared.

 


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YOUNG ATHLETES SPECIALIZING IN ONE SPORT, OR MANY?… GOOD QUESTION.

I was recently invited on to a radio show in the Chicago area by The Sports Doctor, Dr. Bob Weil, who specializes in training and treating athletes, from youth to professionals.  I asked him to share his perspective on having kids specialize in one sport.

 

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