Positive Coaching Alliance: It’s time to re-think sports parent behavior on the sidelines

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01 Sep Positive Coaching Alliance: It’s time to re-think sports parent behavior on the sidelines

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to welcome Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Many parents of youth athletes do whatever they think it will take to help their kids succeed. However, as the video below demonstrates, the best way for that to happen is to “chill out.”

Kids enjoy sports more, play longer and even perform better when their parents relax and let youth sports be their kids’ thing.

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