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Are You a Great Sports Parent?

Sports can play a huge role in the development of a child. In addition to teaching your kid important life lessons and helping them develop life-long friends, playing sports will ensure they get outside every weekend. This is vitally important now that our society is...

The Next Great Youth Sport: Golf?

Unfortunately, participation in youth sports is rapidly declining throughout the United States, but one of the few sports that has not seen a decline in youth participation in recent years is golf. These are the four biggest reasons why golf will be the next great...

Fighting Infections in Youth Sports

With flu season around the corner, lots of individuals are paying particular attention to preventing infections. Kids are particularly notorious for spreading infection quickly because of behaviors like being in close proximity to one another and forgetting to wash...

Apps to Help Your Youth Athlete Stay Safe

You can buy your child all of the helmets and pads and defensive equipment that they can wear at one time, but even so, they’re bound to get in a little scrape at some point in their youth sports career. When that happens, you’ll want to be prepared on how to react;...

Common Youth Sports Excuses

Your children are very active in youth sports. They are active participants in recreational leagues that teach them the fundamentals of sport. It is not uncommon for negativity to consume them at times, but they are often simple methods for reducing this form of...

Youth Sports Burnout and How to Beat It

Every parent only wants what’s best for their children: to see them achieve great things and become the best they can be. But when does that desire for greatness become detrimental to the child? Let’s take a look at what causes a child to burnout in youth sports and...

Youth Sports Blogs That Are a Slam Dunk

Youth sports might literally be child’s play, but for the adults who make the experience possible, it can feel like carrying the weight of the world. Coaches and parents alike often have to develop activities and routines that blend fun and safety as well as manage...

Top Challenges for Youth Sports Today

Youth sports is a rite of passage for millions. In many families, it’s a tradition that’s passed between generations and creates a bond among children, parents, and even grandparents for whom sports are a way of life. However, in recent years, the American institution...

What Do Parents Hate About Youth Sports?

For millions of parents, participation in youth sports programs is a labor of love. They pour hours and hours into planning practices, coaching teams, and taxiing their kids back and forth between games in order to make sure that their little ones have a positive...

How to Deal with a Bully on Your Child’s Team

Although one of the hallmarks of youth sports is its emphasis on fair play and character, that doesn’t mean youth sports is immune from the scourge of bullying. While some parents and coaches write off this behavior as the misguided actions of “kids being kids” or...

Secrets of Youth Sports Success

Many parents sign their children up for youth sports without thinking that they might grow up to be the next Mickey Mantle or LeBron James. Instead, they do it because they want their children to be healthy and physically fit, not just athletic superstars. They do it...

How to Be a Great Sports Parent

Everyone, at some point or another, has encountered one of those parents during a youth sports game. They exist in all age ranges and for all possible sports: Adults who scream and shout for their child but harass anyone—be it a referee, coach, fellow parent, or even...