I’ve written about my thoughts on participation trophies before. Since then, I’ve come across a couple of dissenting opinions. One was from my own father and the other was from a recent Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) post. My dad was my coach for many of my youth recreational sports. When I introduced this blog toContinue reading “More on Participation Trophies (my Dad & the PCA)”
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Parents Should Skip Their Kids’ Games?!?!
I came across a tweet this morning from a colleague I respect, Dan Ward (@theDanWard), where he was linking to a video by another Dan I respect, Dan Pink (@DanielPink), that originally aired on PBS. The video is titled “Why You Should Always Skip Your Kids’ Baseball Games”. Interesting idea, huh. Pink’s opening statement thatContinue reading “Parents Should Skip Their Kids’ Games?!?!”
National Standards for Youth Sports
Today I came across a youth recreational basketball league that required parents to read the National Standards for Youth Sports as part of signing their child up for the league. I was a little embarrassed with myself that I was not familiar with these national standards. What kind of youth recreational sports enthusiast am I,Continue reading “National Standards for Youth Sports”