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Evaluating a Coach’s Approach to Injuries in Youth Sports

In one of our previous blogs, we discussed the importance of positive coach-athlete relationships and the "Check-Out and Check-In" approach for "researching” your child’s youth sports coaches. This approach consists of doing your homework on a coach to gain a better understanding of their competencies as well as their responses in practice and competitions. Conducting…
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How Crazy Sport Parent Behavior Impacts Children

Back in January, a video of a “crazy” hockey dad surfaced on YouTube in which the man (who is allegedly the father of one of the girls on the hockey team) is seen approaching the glass when the referee called a penalty. The dad then slaps the glass surrounding the rink so hard that it…
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Coach-Athlete Relationships in Youth Sports

In the last blog, we discussed how sports parents can identify what type of youth athletics coach their child has: the great coach, the good coach or the ego coach. It’s important to determine where your child’s current coach falls on that spectrum so you can develop a game plan that will help you learn…
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Identifying Three Kinds of Youth Sports Coaches

A youth sports coach must earn the respect of parents as well as the young athletes with whom they work. Parents of child athletes put their trust in a coach to help provide the child with a positive sports experience. While most coaches are honorable and we can trust that their overall intentions are positive,…
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