Sports Parenting – Part 5

**This is the fifth post in my July series about sports parenting.  For a quick recap: Part 1 focused on allowing participation in youth sports to teach kids about success, failure, and “life lessons.” Part 2 focused on two particularly damaging parenting styles that I see from youth sports parents. Part 3  focused on some…
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Quick Fixes Don’t Fix A Thing

I spent the past weekend working as an umpire at a local baseball tournament.  Over the course of the 8 games I worked, I had the opportunity to observe many coaches, parents, and players.  Overall, the atmosphere and attitudes surrounding the tournament were very good: most of the kids and coaches were having fun playing/coaching,…
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