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When it comes to a child’s athletic skills, parental objectivity goes right out the window. You are either too easy or too hard, and I’m guessing that the tendency for most parents is to err on the side of over-rating their kid’s abilities, rather than under-rating.
In today’s podcast, we start a new series focusing on Practice Steps You Can Take to Help Your Child Become a Better Athlete. To begin, we must first talk about how to get a realistic view of your child’s abilities.
I’m honored to have as my guest author and speaker, John O’Sullivan.
John is the founder of the Changing the Game Project, and the best selling author of Changing the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids.
He also writes for numerous publications, and has spoken throughout the world for organizations such as TEDx Bend, Oregon, IMG Academy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and many more.
John teaches parents and coaches how to create an athlete-centered youth sports environment, and coach for positive significance rather than outcome driven goals and objectives.
Are You Frustrated with the Politics of Youth Sports?
The issue of politics in youth sports can take all the fun out of the game – if you let it!
I know – my years of sports parenting experience have given me ample opportunity to get sucked into all the games and drama that go on behind the scenes.
I have hope to offer: You CAN navigate these treacherous waters successfully – I can show you how.