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 is the first-ever mobile platform to help kids, coaches and parents have a better youth sports experience.
While the Aspen Institute and their Project Play 2020 Initiative might not be household names among youth sport coaches and parents, iSport360 wants to help it become one. If you’ve ever heard of them before, it might be because of their highly regarded annual State of Play Report which provides the most comprehensive data on kids in sports. Thanks to support from big brands, community leaders and cities around the world, Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program is convening leaders, fostering dialogue and inspiring solutions that serve active kids. Click here to read the full article.
Sideline parents and coaches are full of passion, energy and enthusiasm… we know because we are sports parents and coaches too. A great way for us to share our passion and positive energy with the kids on our team is to share a sticker, emoji or positive message using iSport360. Recognize the unsung hero in a game, share praise with a player who battled hard from the first whistle and watch your own child accumulate stickers and emojis from the rest of the team. It’s really as easy as clicking one of these buttons, and you will see the power of your positive feedback immediately in your players. — Have a great sports season. Click here to read the full article.
Our friend James Leath is a Performance coach and former Head of Leadership Development for IMG Academy. In this article, James shares a stark reminder for coaches: “Kids are not Mini Adults”. His company Unleash the Athlete (UTAthlete.com) offers workshops and online courses that help athletes become leaders in and out of their sport. Click here to read more.