For Parents

Welcome, parents. We’ve created this page of resources to help you successfully navigate the world of youth sports.

P is for praising, which your child needs often.
A is for accepting, so hard edges will soften.
R is for recognizing your child’s many talents.
E is for encouraging a good healthy balance.
N is for nurturing, to help your child grow.
T is for teaching, then letting go.
S is for smiling at the growth and the glow.

Dear Parents: a letter by player, coach and parent Mike Schall
Changing the Game Project: resources on being a succesful sports parent
Coach-Parent Partnership: guidelines for developing a healthy coach/parent relationship.
Positive Coaching Alliance: valuable resources for sports parenting
Safe Athletes: what every parents should know about athlete abuse
Parents Association for Youth Sports: education and membership program
YESports:a mastery approach to parenting in sports information on college rules and regulations
What Parents Should Say: some guidelines on what parents should say as their children perform.