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Your Job as a Sports Parent

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

I’ve heard this concept stated a few different ways in recent weeks … A child is either committed to their sport or their not. You can encourage and support, but ultimately, THEY choose. Another time, I heard a successful, well known musician talk about how you can tell if you have a musician on your […]

What parents of high performing athletes know

Monday, August 8th, 2016

I can’t tell you how often I meet parents who are at a total loss when it comes to “getting” their kids to do something. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get as a sports mom, “How do you get your kids to … I can’t seem to get mine to …” […]

Sports Parenting Truth: Bullies in the Stands

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Cheering FOR your team is one thing. Cheering AGAINST the opponent is another. Adults trying to verbally bully kids from the bleachers is NOT cool. Let the kids play!  Your presence should enhance their experience, not destroy it. That is all.