Written and presented by: Garland Allen

It is most often a parent who is the first person to introduce a child to sports, and their level of involvement often affects whether the child has a positive experience.

That is why it is so important that parents get things right and avoid undermining the positive reasons that drive them to put their kids into sports in the first place.

So, whether you are a new sports parent or already have children competing in sports and want to promote a positive sports experience for your child, this video is your road map to becoming a positive force in your child’s sports experience.

Part 1: The Early Years for Sports Parents

This video guides sports parents through a process that will help them build a strong foundation for a positive sports experience that can help their child develop into a happy, healthy and active young adult.  

Part 2: Youth Sports – First Challenges

This video will help sports parents intelligently address some of the choices that sports parents must make and avoid the anxiety those choices can sometimes cause.

Part 3: Youth Sports – Myths vs Reality

It can be difficult for sports parents to figure out what is right and what is not.  For many situations there isn’t a “right” answer all the time.This video will help you avoid undermining your best efforts to insure your child’s sports success by making the best choices possible for your child. 

“By the age of 13, as many as 7 out of 10 kids will quit playing an organized sport, because it is simply not fun anymore.”

- The Aspen Institute Project Play