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what to do when the youth sports experience is not what you thought it would be -

Okay - so what to do when the youth sports experience is not what you thought it would be -
Check your ego at the door and talk with your child. Is it your experience or your child's?  If they are having fun, learning life and sports skills, they want to continue to play, then maybe that is all it is supposed to be -
If they don't start, don't play the position you want them to play or don't make the all stars, maybe that is okay -

10 Ways to Support your young athlete

 

10 Ways to Support your young athlete

 

STEP ONE

TRY NOT DEFINING SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN TERMS OF WINNING AND LOSING OR THE SCORE OF THE GAME.

STEP TWO

The Power of Sports in your life…

The Power of Sports in your life…
Sports can have an amazing impact on children, adults and society in general. Watching sports such as the Olympics, your local sports team, the national soccer World Cup or NBA inspires people with excitement. We wear their uniforms, colors and adapt customs and traditions - some call them superstitions..

What are 6 mistakes that many parents make during their child's youth sports experience?

  What are 5 mistakes that many parents make during their child's youth sports experience?
1.) Not being there to support your child through this valuable learning experience
2.) Pushing too hard to see your child perform up to YOUR expectations
3.) Blaming volunteer coaches or other organization leaders and officials for their shortcomings throughout the season.
4.) Not teaching young athletes how to handle their own questions and concerns about both positive and negative aspects of the experience
5.) Placing too much emphasis on winning.

The power of sports for kids…

The power of sports for kids…
Sprinting the last 10 yards, hitting the ball, passing the ball to your teammate, cheering and dancing on stage with your closest friends, we actively compete and exercise the power of sport without even knowing it.
Sport has the power to break down barriers between us, utilize and teach us the skills we need for our development as young people.

How to help your child overcome the fear of getting hit by the ball…

How to help your child overcome the fear of getting hit by the ball…
As we get older we realize that the pain is temporary, but as a child the thought of getting hit by a throw ball and be paralyzing…
What to do?
I suggest that you speak with your child about the fact that they might get hit and that it will hurt a bit, for a little while. I used to throw rolled up socks at my kids as they learned to hit a ball so that they would stay in and not be afraid.

Top 5 mistakes parents make when selecting summer camps

If you are a parent rting to figure out which camp to choose for your child to attend this summer - watch this short video - How to avoid these Top 5 mistakes parents make when selecting summer camps

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Summer Sports Camps in Northern CA

Summer Sports Camps in Northern CA

Everyone has their favorite summer camps, but let me share with you a resource that we are very lucky to have:

kids playing sports at the highest levels

Lately I see a trend or parents are so focused on our kids playing s