6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Athlete Resolve a Coach-Athlete Conflict

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6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Athlete Resolve a Coach-Athlete Conflict

By TrueSport
When a young athlete has a conflict with their coach, it’s often hard for parents to know exactly how to handle it. It’s tempting to immediately interfere and email the coach on behalf of your child, but that’s not always the best solution for your growing athlete.

Nutritional Serving Sizes: What You Need to Know

By TrueSport
Young athletes don’t always understand nutrition basics, and the American food landscape has been set up for easy overeating – especially when it comes to less healthy options. As a parent, this environment makes it tricky to teach portion and serving sizes to children. Help educate your child about nutritional serving sizes with these five facts in mind.

A Check List for Parents Considering Gymnastics for Their Child

A CHECK LIST for parents seeking a gymnastic program for their children. Ultimately the child should have an enjoyable and positive learning experience while developing appropriate gymnastic skills.

Post-Workout Fueling

By TrueSport
After a hard practice, your student athlete is probably feeling exhausted and hungry—and it may be best if they don’t wait until the next meal before refueling!

Pre-Workout Fueling

By TrueSport
Young student-athletes are often faced with a tough challenge when rushing to practice after school. How do you fuel for a practice or workout with limited time and when lunch is often hours before the final bell rings?

3 Reasons Why Your Athlete Needs Healthy Boundaries

By TrueSport
Between school, sports, social activities, and life at home, student-athletes have a lot of responsibilities that are often associated with high expectations and pressure. Knowing how to draw healthy boundaries for themselves is essential to their mental wellbeing and physical health.

Getting More of What You Want as a Leader

If you’re a leader or a parent, you probably have some general idea of what you want for your team or your family. It might be “a productive team,” or “a creative team.” Unfortunately, many people have not thought about these things in detail, but only in general terms. It’s more common that leaders—and parents—identify exactly what they DON’T want.

The 5 Temptations of a Youth Sport Parent (PDF)

By David Benzel
Somewhere between first introducing your child to sports and enthusiastically pursuing team participation, there lies a great temptation that beckons to most parents. It plays out as an internal battle between judging your child’s sports experience or simply enjoying the journey.

What Can Cinderella Teach Your Athlete About Humility? (PDF)

By Michelle Wells, Guest Contributor
Risky as it may be to identify humility in yourself, we all know and recognize when we see it in someone else – and it is hard to ignore. Not to be mistaken for a lack of self-confidence or a wimpiness, humility is a rare but valuable quality that hints at gratitude, assurance, and depth of character.

Are Your Child’s Life Accounts in Balance? (PDF)

By David Benzel
Life accounts can easily get “out of whack,” and at times demand a concerted effort to regain balance. Learning to manage all of the different areas of life is – well – a lifelong journey.