The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 48

iSport360_ChaoticWorldYouthSportsAs a sports parent and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times. So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some funny ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Please enjoy… and please click here to try our iSport360 app, which is the first-ever platform for coaches and parents to share objective player feedback.

At iSport360, we always talk about the important reasons kids should be playing multiple sports: to be a well rounded athlete, to avoid overuse injuries and to avoid burnout. But our friends at the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) got Steph Curry talking about how playing multiple sports brought him outside his comfort zone, built his confidence, and taught him how to fail and recover. Click here to watch the full video.

parents-youth-sportsMaking Parents Part Of The Process In Youth Sports

As a sports dad, youth sport coach and creator of an app for youth sports, I’ve heard many different perspectives on the role that parents should play in their kids’ youth sports experience. However, I will say emphatically to coaches: Parents will either be part of your process, or part of your problem.Click here to see 6 ways to engage sports parents in a healthy, productive, and productive way. 👍

Thanks Again To Hockey Canada For Reminding Us: “It’s Just A Game!”kids-feedback-golf-video

At one time or another, we’ve all been THAT parent… falling down the slippery slope: applauding from the sidelines, then cheering from the sidelines, then pacing the sidelines until finally, you are flat-out coaching from the sidelines. Click here to watch the video. 😂