There are many sports parenting skills needed for the difficult, draining, and adventurous journey that you’ve chosen to take as the parent of a young athlete.
As you deal with the team mate conflicts, coaching clashes, playing-time problems, and team politics, you as sports parents may find it easy to get pretty tense, grumpy, and short-sighted.
Of course, you do everything you can to help your kids succeed, but sometimes you are looking to the coaches or team to help make the whole youth sports experience a better ride for the family, when it actually lies within your power to make the difference.
Sports parenting skills are summed up in 3 simple words
If you really want to help your child do his best, if you really want to help him succeed, and if you really want to help him grow and develop as a person and as a player, then remember these three words: chill, cheer, and unchain. They summarize the sports parenting skills you will need to help your young athlete get the most out of his youth sports experience.
They will change the environment of youth sports in your home, league, and even in your community. Continue reading.