Survival Tips For The First Time Sports Parent

May 22, 2017
Season Survival Tips For The First Time Sports Parent

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I played a wide variety of sports as a kid, but nothing really prepared me for the first season that my son played a new sport. What did I need to buy for him? I wasn’t sure what he needed to bring or wear to his first games.
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Here are a few survival tips for the first time sports parent. My son started playing soccer at three, so between fall and spring soccer we have about 8 seasons under our belt. He started Tee-ball at 5 and moved up to Coach Pitch this year, and after three seasons I still struggle with sizing equipment. Today I’m sharing some of my own experiences as a first time sports parent (and coach) and how we survive each season with as little stress as possible. Alternatively there are sites that offer locals new sporting activities to join in on, with like minded people to connect with so you’ll never have a question unanswered, so you may want to take a look here if you’re wanting your child to play sport you both didn’t even know existed!

Survival Tips For The First Time Sports Parent

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Calling All Soccer Parents: Can You Pass The Love Back?

May 25, 2016

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Some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a parent have come from coaching a few of my son’s youth soccer teams. When asked to volunteer as a coach, I was very hesitant. I knew it would be time consuming and occasionally frustrating. Many of the kids that I have coached were playing in a soccer league for the first time, and for a few of them, it was their first experience playing a team sport. It can be hard to balance teaching soccer fundamentals, encouraging positive team play, and communicating with parents. The teams that I have coached had limited soccer supplies, and we didn’t always have access to a practice field. I was so excited when I received an email about ‘Pass The Love Back‘ program which is run by the makers of OREO cookies, RITZ BITS crackers, and CHIPS AHOY! cookies. The program was developed to empower communities by investing in youth soccer programs.

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