As a sports parent and coach, I know how complicated youth sports and sports parenting can be at times. So, I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face both as parents and coaches. I’d also like to share some humorous articles that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves a little. Thanks for reading and please share this newsletter with your social networks.
“Silent Saturdays” Gaining Popularity Among Coaches And In Sports Parenting
In the last few weeks, we’ve “Dared You To Chill” on the sidelines of your kids games. We’ve shared some great video where kids share how they feel when their parents scream from the sidelines. Now, we are learning about a campaign called “Silent Saturdays”. Silent Saturdays encourage better sports parenting, positive reinforcement and a break from criticism, because even constructive criticism can take its toll. It’s garnered an incredible amount of success, I encourage you to give it a try! Click here to read the full article.
iSport360 to officiate Coach/Parent MMA Fights
In an unprecedented move, iSport360, a company helping coaches and work together to improve youth sports, will officiate physical altercations between any overbearing parents and hostile coaches. Witness it yourself at this weekend’s Manalapan Memorial Day Soccer Tournament. This is a trend that, we hope, will relieve some tension between coaches and parents. Our goal is to foster better relationships and encourage better sports parenting. Read the full story here.
Martial Arts Assessments
Mark Caravaglio is an 8th Degree “Hachidan” Black Belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and the founder of Sho Go Jitsu Ryu Self Defense. He has spent 36 years studying the martial arts, sharing his knowledge and putting his strength into charitable causes. Find out more about Mark, his incredible accomplishments, his charitable works. Discover how he has maintained his success. Click here to read the full article.