Why is Abusive Coaching Tolerated in Sports?

Abusive coaching is a term that describes coaching that is overly either physically or verbally aggressive. You might think that in this day and age – where we are ostensibly far more sensitive to the emotional and psychological wellbeing of others – this would be a rare thing. In fact,

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Creative Youth Sports Fundraising Ideas

When you can’t let a lack of funding get in the way, it’s time for creative youth sports fundraising. Many successful fundraising campaigns have realized young sports dreams in every sport from basketball through to chess. Here are some creative youth sports fundraising ideas that ensure nobody has to go back to selling Girl Scout cookies for cash ever again.

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Youth Sports Help Kids With Academics

Academics and youth sports are often viewed as two entirely different parts of the school curriculum, but they have more to do with one another than you might think. Students have for years been grouped into:

    • sporty ones
    • bookworms

    More research shows that sports can aid overall academic performance.

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    Effective Team Moms Without Hovering

    Every Mom wants to support their kids and cheer them on – no matter the endeavor they choose to undertake! That’s why so many of us will follow our kids to every sporting event, cheering on from the sidelines, and boosting morale as needed. This is true even when we don’t really have any clue what’s going on!

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    Cyberbullying

    All parents and guardians want to ensure that their kids are safe – and yet statistics say that the majority of teenagers will experience cyberbullying. (Source: PewInternet.org)

    Bullying isn’t limited to school grounds but can now take place on the online turf,

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    Coach – Athlete Relationship

    Sports performance is determined by many factors. Coach – athlete relationship is an important factor affecting sport performance. The coach – athlete relationship is defined by the interdependence and influence between coaches’ and athletes’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

    Relationships are the foundation of coaching and even though a relationship is a two-way street,

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    Coaching Youth Sports Benefits

    For many people, the idea of coaching a kids’ sports team can be intimidating. It’s true that being an athletic coach to kids is challenging, but coaching youth sports have its benefits. Most coaches don’t make a lot of money, but the job’s benefits are far more than monetary. People don’t get into coaching for the salary,

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    Right Time Background Checks

    Every organization is different and has different needs. It may be that your organization does not currently need to do a background investigation for a new hire, but has numerous volunteers lined up. There are many junctures in the hiring of new staff and evaluation process for volunteers at which the background checks can be done.

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    Messaging Apps & Online Predators

    With new applications and social media sites introduced all the time, it is difficult to stay on top of the potential dangers our children are facing. The internet can be a cesspool of danger for some teenagers. Some of the apps that teens favor can expose them to online predators.

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    Protect Youth Sports Against Embezzlement

    It’s always a shock when you hear about it. A trusted volunteer, league administrator, or coach is stealing from the local youth sports league. Unfortunately, this is a reality and something that every parent and league administrator should be aware of. So what can we do? The repercussions of not catching this type of fraud ahead of time is dire.

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