Posts tagged "youth sports"

Sports parents: are we all just nuts?

Sports parents: are we all just nuts?
As I drove back from a long weekend, I could help but wonder if I’m a little crazy.  Well I know I am, but when it comes to my kids and sports, I think I’ve found the real definition of insanity. I needed to get my oldest down to Cincinnati at 10 am for a... Read more »

How to parent an athlete: lessons from a swim meet

How to parent an athlete: lessons from a swim meet
I’ve spent the past three weekends at the pool for four different kids.  If you’ve been to a swim meet, you know they can be torture.  When they get to the higher levels, they are three to five days long and if you have kids in more than one age group, you could be spending... Read more »

Dear Youth Travel Sports Coach...

Dear Youth Travel Sports Coach...
Dear Youth Travel Sports Coach - Since most of you don’t have children of your own, I thought I might give you some insight. When my child is late for practice, it is my fault not theirs.  Make me do 20 push-ups or run 5 laps.  The kid is usually 30 minutes early sitting at... Read more »
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Sports Parents - what kind are you?

Let's face it, most of us will not raise kids like the Mannings.  We're in this to offer all the good things that sports provide such as self esteem, confidence, discipline and life-long friendships.  We'll experience good and bad, but if we, as parents, control how we react to it, both children and parents will have a MUCH better experience!
I’ve spent a good portion of my adult life watching youth sports.  The last couple of years I’ve really settled into a groove and started having time to watch parents.  Some of them are rotten crazy, some are fantastic and most are somewhere in betwen. Whenever I’m watching a big event, such as the World... Read more »

Youth Sports - how young is too young?

As I completely outfit my three-year-old from head to toe in his soccer gear and think he is the cutest thing on Earth, it really dawns on me how old he’s getting.  So like any modern-day mom, I promptly post his picture on Facebook and wait for the compliments to pour in. The first “friend”... Read more »