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Soccer And The Over Eager Parent
Should kids and teenagers look at professional athletes as role models? Charles Barkley of the NBA said that kids should look at their parents as role models.
Parents should all read this humorous, but insightful story about what children feel when their parents are a little too enthusiastic. It is very short and a must read for all parents.
Six Things You Should Say To Your Player
Each parent must be accountable for his/her actions and teach his/her own son or daughter to do the same. Parents, Coaches and Referees form a trio of role models from which many of our children learn behaviors that they will carry into adulthood.
A lot of soccer parents give a well intentioned 30 minute lecture in the car on the way to the match. The kids arrive far off their optimal mental state and dread the critique they are likely to hear on the way home.
A list of soccer terms for the parent that would like to learn more the rules and terminology.
The Best Role Model in Pro Sports
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Top ten ways parents and coaches contribute to burnout
Motivation is more than a question of winning and losing
Chances of getting sports scholarship
Pushing too hard too young
Intense training schedules. Pressure to win and be the best. Painful injuries. Given all these factors, itís not surprising that some athletes simply burn out on their sport.
Mark was a very successful youth soccer player. He was on the National U15 team. About a year later Mark dropped out of soccer. He said soccer had stopped being fun as he wasnít the best player.
Getting a college scholarship is the hope and dream of many young athletes. Unfortunately, it is the hope and dream of too many pressuring parents, as well. What are the chance of getting a scholarship??
Research shows that approximately 70 percent of all kids who participate in youth sports will drop out by the age of 13. Here is a top 10 list of how parents and coaches contribute to this statistic.
US Youth Soccer Guide for Parents
The guide is designed to provide a tool to assist parents new to the game of soccer to grow the spirit without limiting the child.
Soccer Nutrition for Peak Performance
What Youth Soccer Players Need to Know. The is from a session with Heather Fink, M.S., R.D. of the National Institute for Fitness and Sport.