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Helping Your Youth Athlete Overcome Anxiety

A seasoned coach or veteran sports parent can often identify what holds back a youth athlete’s performance just by looking at them. However, while a quick glance might be enough to diagnose players who need to keep their eye on the ball or follow through on their...

The Right Diet for Youth Athletes

There’s plenty to keep track of when it comes time to bring your child to a game or practice for their youth sports teams. Your pre-game prep list might include packing a spare uniform and a first aid kit, checking to see that your Olympian-in-training has finished...

Why Coaches Need to Teach Sportsmanship

No one enjoys a sore loser, especially when it comes to youth sports. True team players don’t want to see one person hogging the spotlight or crying over a lost game, so sportsmanship is critical for ensuring a positive game and a happy team. Coaches can have a...

Participation Trophies: Are They Worth It?

The world of sports has no shortage of controversies or debates. Do the Patriots deserve a set of Super Bowl rings in spite of Deflategate? Are college athletes amateurs or do they deserve to be paid? Perhaps the most divisive question in sports, however, is whether...

How to Encourage Your Child to Practice Sports

For most parents, youth sports are a valuable way for their children to learn skills and behaviors that apply both on and off the field. Athletes learn hard work, for example, through time that they spend running drills and practicing their plays, which helps kids to...

The Merits of Playing Multiple Sports

For many parents, keeping just one child enrolled in a single sport can feel like a superhuman task: managing the schedule of practices and trainings, getting to games on time, making sure that uniforms and equipment are packed and ready, and so much more. While...

Advice for New Coaches

Youth sports is all about having fun, but it takes a lot of hard work for every fun-filled practice or game to go off without a hitch. While parents certainly play a large role in the success of youth sports programs, the person who carries the most responsibility is...

Money and Youth Sports

The average baseball costs less than $5, and a bat costs about $20. While these may not sound like incredibly large expenses, they don’t come close to the costs that parents pay to enroll their kids in youth sports programs. In fact, families can spend up to 10.5% of...

The Psychology of Youth Sports

As a coach or the parent of a child in youth sports, you might tell your athlete not to let members of the opposing team “get inside your head” for fear that they might cause your player to get distracted and play poorly as a result. While this is good advice, there’s...

How Coaches Can Support Athletes

Countless children grow up wanting to be like some of the greatest athletes of all time, from Babe Ruth to LeBron James, but equally legendary along with these incredible players are the incredible coaches who helped make their superhuman achievements possible. After...