The Ride Home

In an article titled “The Ride Home” by John O’Sullivan and published on the Changing The Game Project, the author discusses one of the least favorite moment in your child’s sports experience:  the ride home after the game.  See what this articles says about the ride home from your child’s viewpoint, and how you can make it a positive experience.

The Ride Home

‘I Love to Watch You Play’ but Not Every Game

An article in the NY Times by Sharon Holbrook reminding us that it is ok as a parent to not attend every game our child plays.  Your children will still have wonderful memories of their years playing team or individual sports, even if parents have to miss a few or even many games.

‘I Love to Watch You Play’ but Not Every Game

What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent -- And What Makes A Great One

We all can use some help to be a great sports parent in the eyes of our children.  Here is advice in ThePostGame by Steve Henson about the difference between a great sports parent and a bad one.

What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent — And What Makes A Great One

6 Words You Should Say Today

A blog post in the Huffington Post by Rachel Macy Stafford that speaks to the great and positive impact the phrase “I love to watch you play” had in her life as she applied it to her interactions with her children about their sports activities.

6 Words You Should Say Today

Flynn: Youth sports an invaluable tool for kids

An article in the Boston Herald discusses the importance of and the need to emphasize youth sports in America.

Flynn: Youth sports an invaluable tool for kids

Age Group Time Standards

From USA Swimming.  Swimming time standards to motivate your child or to compare to his or her peers.  As stated on the USA Swimming website: “Here you will find age group time standards designed to encourage age group swimmers to step their swimming up to the next level. These time standards guide you from just starting out in your age group to reaching your highest potential. Start at Level B and work your way up to Level AAAA times.”

Age Group Time Standards