Janis has a great perspective that I think is very valuable for parents of an athletic child. Parenting has arguably become the most competitive sport in America and it is people like Janis that help parents navigate the pressures of raising an athletic child. Having worked with Janis on a number of projects pertaining to youth sports, I am always being challenged to look at things a little differently after reading Janis’s work with youth sports. I have used many of her articles to inspire my own writings in the youth sport world–James Leath, Leadership Coach at IMG Academy (@jamesleath)
To coaches I’d say: A a coach at any level, I would absolutely include Janis’ 11 habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents as part of agreement that every parent signs before their athlete is officially made part of the team. Make these habits a part of your team culture, it will make the difference between frustration, burn out and drama to a successful season full lot growth, great competition and joy.
To parents: These 11 habits should be the mantra for every sports parent. Janis hit’s the nail on the head, follow her guide and watch your child’s passion for the sport the love blossom. Do yourself a favor, and share this booklet with every parent on your team. It will be a blessing for every parent who wants the best for their children–Jenn Starkey, Youth Leadership Coach, MVPLeadershipAcademy.com
Janis is exactly what is needed right now in youth sports. Her message is a great reminder of the right way to parent athletes. She has many years of experience as both a sports parent and a coach’s wife.
“Janis Meredith from JBMThinks.com is exactly what is needed right now in youth sports – a Positive Sports Parenting Tribe. Her articles on her blog are a great reminder of the right way to parent your athlete, her podcast guests have been experts in coaching and parenting, and her Survival Guide series are great resources coming from an expert who has 28 years of experience as both a sports parent and a coach’s wife. I will continue to utilize the great information she is providing to become a better sports parent.” Craig Haworth, Founder-Winning Youth Coaching
Janis brings a unique voice to the world of youth sports. She combines her research on youth sports with her experiences as a sports mom and coach’s wife to provide an enlightening real world perspective to help youth athletes positively develop through their sport experience–Will Drumright, sport psychology coach.
Janis is an essential voice for helping you navigate the playing field of youth sports parenting. She is an experienced observer from every angle of the game as a wife and mother, and communicates her wisdom in a practical way so that you can be a more effective parent to your young athletes. BJ Proffitt, Personal Athletic Trainer.
Janis, I share your stuff freely with coaches and parents. Thanks for being a positive influence. Karl Norton, Hockey Coach.
For the online parent session: The feedback that I got from parents was great! Parents said it was great insights that they NEEDED to hear out loud.. during a pivotal time in their children’s lives. As a coach I can also say that I am really grateful I had the opportunity to have Janis share with our parents important things that I KNOW for certain will help make our season run more smoothly for everyone. If you are a coach or team parent I HIGHLY recommend you book a this Session with Janis. My guess is it is so valuable it won’t be free for long! Take advantage of the opportunity to kick off your season right! Jenn Starkey, softball coach.