As a dad and sports coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be. So I’d like to start sharing some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face. We also offer some humorous ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Thanks for reading and sharing.
Making the Parent-Coach Conversations a Little Less “Awkward”
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.
The Soccer Tryout Time of Year
The time of year when we find ourselves lying awake in bed at night stressing over the future of our young soccer player. The time of year when we find our hearts beating in our throats as we drop our kids off to a game or practice, trying not to put too much pressure on them to perform well but wanting to make sure they know that every single touch they have on the ball, or run they make off the ball, or communication they have with their sports coach – may make the difference on their name being on the final roster.
On the lighter side….
From our comical friends at Weekly School News comes a satirical story of a child who’s mother is planning play-dates and activity schedules seven months in advance….and you know what happens when an unplanned activity threatens to disrupt the routine. Click here to see if it sounds familiar to you.
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