The best parenting advice I ever gave myself

Wow, what a fantastic article!  It goes back to that whole thing that we want our kids to be successful but one thing that I wasn’t thinking about is what other people think of my kids when they do miss the basket, mess up the play, miss the volley, etc.  I can’t imagine thinking something negative of another persons child.  No one is perfect, we are human and we all make mistakes.  It’s ok, we’ll survive.

Best youth sports parenting advice

Choose to be a GREAT sports parent

A few years ago, my son’s basketball coach handed this article out during our parent meeting.  While I honestly don’t have a competitive bone in my body (yes, weird but I did marry into a highly competitive family) I don’t THINK that I have ever been one of “these parents”. I do however, know that it’s quite possible that I may someday succumb to wanting my child to succeed so much that I throw out a few words that I wish I could take back. I made a very good cheerleader in my younger years, I think that I will stick to that and simply cheer them on.  Just yesterday my 6 year old came to me crying because she couldn’t do a handstand using the wall, my cheer leading skills came in handy then and she had it mastered in 5 minutes.  Just a little something to think about.


Be a GREAT sports parent!

Positive Coaching

I don’t know about you but I find it hard to stay positive when my team is down 20 points and just not hitting the bucket, making bad passes or just not playing together.  I was looking online one day to help myself become a better coach and came across this.  This is a great site that will help us all become better coaches, be sure to sign up for their newsletter!

Positive Coaching Alliance


Basketball coaching tips, running practices, drills, etc.

I came across this site while searching for something to direct our new coaches to.  It occurred to me that (like me) not everyone knows the drills to teach our young athletes how to become better players on the court.  This site has a lot to offer, not just for getting better on the court but off the court as well.  Did you know that there is a GOLDEN RULE in coaching?  I did not!

Here ya’ go……your welcome!

How would it feel being the twelth kid in a line?
No laps. Train sport specific.
The kids came to play basketball. Not to hear a lecture.

You will find this and lots of other helpful tips by checking out their website at Basketball Coaching 101