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Youth Sports Parents

Recruiting the Modern High School Athlete

Kai Sato | Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents
Kai Sato

For any parent of an aspiring college athlete, it's important to remember that the greatest catalyst in helping your child get recruited is his or her coach.

Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore Them

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, you need good results to be successful, but the question is how to go about getting those results and, ironically, the answer is not what parents, coaches, and athletes often think.

Let's Put the 'Youth' Back in Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Let's relax, and more importantly, let our kids relax. Research shows that nearly 80 percent of all children who play adult-organized youth sports drop out by the time they're 12. The reason most often cited is that it's no longer fun.

WATCH: Hockey Dad Nets Jail Time For Tripping Player

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.27.2013 | Sports

A Canadian youth league hockey coach who tripped a player in the handshake line got sent to the real-world penalty box: jail. Martin Tremblay, who...

Youth Sports, Adult Conduct Disorders and One Shining Moment

Bruce Lesley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Sports
Bruce Lesley

Are we really about "whatever it takes" in youth sports, even when safety is at risk?

The Last Inning

Lanny Davis | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Lanny Davis

There was magic on a baseball field late on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012, in Potomac, Md.

I Worried That Coaching My Son Would Change Everything

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

I was worried that all the ways we have tainted youth sports made me lose my taste, my joy for competition; my first true love, my first lesson in mindfulness, my first meditation.

Youth Sports: Getting It Right For Kids

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Although theoretically we parents are supposed to leave everything to the coaches, that's a little like saying that we are supposed to leave it to the teachers to get our kids to school and make sure they do their homework.

Soccer

Nikki Mark | Posted 12.05.2011 | Parents
Nikki Mark

Lesson learned. Typical jugglers, which include working moms, could all probably benefit from enjoying moments of life that really don't require us to be in control.

Words of Advice for Soccer Parents

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.27.2011 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Parents have to help their children to discover the joy of healthy competition, but competition taken too far can lead to an attitude that everything is a competition and worth is based on winning and losing.