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Youth Sports: Things Parents Need to Remember Before Getting Heated

The only thing that matters is effort and attitude

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Momday Monday: Balancing School, Sports and Life

    Keynote speaker and life coach Hector Peñate provides tips on how to balance a child's physical, emotional and academic well-being. (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2019)

    As school starts up again, so do Fall sports and after-school activities.

    Keynote speaker and life coach Hector Peñate reminds parents to check themselves when it comes to their child's athletic endeavors. 

    Unrealistic Expectations/Pressure
    Sometimes parents put too much emphasis on results, which are largely out of their control. Remember to process everything. Do not compare your kids to other kids. Each of us has our own path to follow. 

    Athlete Burnout
    70% of kids quit team sports by the age of 13. Half of that is due to talent and the other half is because of parents. You are for better or worse your kid's hero right now. When they do badly or do well, they look for one person - mom or dad. 

    3 Tips for Parents of Teenagers as School Year Begins

    [NATL] 3 Tips for Parents of Teenagers as School Year Begins

    Megan Gallagher, a mental health advocate, talks about what parents can do to make the start of the school year smooth for their teens.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    Your child should know that they compete against no one and that the only thing that matters is effort and attitude. 

    Complaining to Coach During Game
    The hardest job in the world is to be a youth sports coach. They get paid next to nothing. If you find yourself criticizing a coach, go so far back that they can't hear you or take on coaching a team yourself and see how well you do. 

    Before you complain, have you volunteered?