Sports Parenting Podcast: Female Coach, Football, and Sports Safety


To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Is football safe? Can a female coach high school football? What can you do to help your child stay safe in youth sports? Knengi Martin of USA Football is my podcast guest and she answers all of these questions–and more. Currently on staff at Valhalla High…

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2 Key Ways to Invest in Kids Playing Sports

A asian basketball player in gymnase field

Are you fully investing yourself in your child’s youth sports experience? As sports parents, it’s easy to coast through youth sports. Go to the games, volunteer your time, write the checks–yes you are enjoying the experience of kids playing sports, but at the same time, you might be missing out on some very valuable opportunities…

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Why Coaches Play Favorites

SCHWALBACH, GERMANY - MARCH 17: Football game Children E-Class BSC Schwalbach,children in a circle , March 17, 2007 in Schwalbach, Germany

Do coaches play favorites? My friend and coach James Leath, who was my most recent podcast guest, says that yes they do. Take a few minutes to read this post. It explains what he–and I would venture to say most coaches–look for in players and why they choose certain kids to be on the starting roster. …

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Coach Problems? Here’s Sound Advice from a Coach on How to Handle a Coach!

CUMMING, GA,USA - MAY 15:  A coach giving a pep talk to his baseball team of 10-11 year old boys, Bulldogs vs Broncos,  May 5, 2010, Forsyth County, Cumming GA.

To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Got Coach problems? You’re not alone! Coach/parent conflicts are epidemic in youth sports. In this episode I talk with James Leath of about how to work with a coach when you don’t agree or get along. James Leath is a youth sports psychology consultant with…

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