advice to sport parents

Winning was just one of 81 determinants that makes playing sports enjoyable for children, and it was rated 48th, which means that there are 47 more important things that children, coaches, parents and league administrators should be focusing on, said Amanda Visek, lead author of the study and associate professor of sports psychology at The George Washington University in Washington.

Wendy Grolnick, co-author of “Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child” and professor of psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts, said parents still can be highly involved with a child’s team without pressuring or pushing. In fact, it’s when they find balance that their children are most likely to enjoy sports and to persist at them.

Coaching experts to pushy parents: Back off

optimal parent

via @HeadgamesSports

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