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Parenting Education | Pre-Event Meals

Helen DeMarco and Nancy Clark offer up some advice and ideas for what youth athletes should be eating before events. In addition to the types of foods to eat, the article also breaks down meals based on what time of day the event takes place.
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Parenting Education | Athlete Eating Guidelines

A proper eating program is just as important to an elite athlete’s success as is a training program. Take a look at some guidelines provided by the U.S. Olympic team for proper nutrition principles.
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Parenting Education | Encouraging Commitment

Dr. Lee Hancock talks about ways to approach a situation where your child presents a reason he or she doesn't want to go to soccer practice. It's important to show understanding when having a discussion about the commitment your child made to the team.
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Parenting Education | Too Young to Choose

In this newspaper column, Walter G. Meyer discusses the growing trend of pushing youth athletes to focus on a single extracurricular activity. He talks about ways to let children perform multiple activities throughout the year and cites examples of people who benefited from a variety of athletic and academic pursuits.
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Coaching Education | The Power of Mindset

This presentation from the 2010 NSCAA Convention by Bill Beswick looks at the power of mindset and how it can affect performance. He looks at ways in which coaches can positively and negatively affect a player's mindset.
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Parenting Education | Letter to a Parent-Coach From Your Child

Take a look into the mind of a child whose parent is about to begin coaching his or her team. It's not always a simple process to balance the parent-child relationship with the coach-player relationship.​
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Parenting Education | What Makes a Nightmare Sports Parent

This article by Steve Henson looks at the actions and characteristics of parents that make them "nightmare sports parents," as well as the things they do to be great parents.
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Parenting Education | How Not to Talk to Your Kids

Po Bronson looks at the inverse power of praise and suggests that parents should limit constant celebration of their child as he or she begins to grow up. This allows the child to form his own opinion of his or her capabilities.
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Parenting Education | Just Remember, Youth Sports are about Fun

As parents, we should be invested in our kids' lives. In some respects, their interests become our interests. But, let's all agree that sports are supposed to be fun. Our job is to make sure they stay that way.
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Parenting Education | Parent Your Best

Jeremy Boone shares keys at becoming a true sporting parent. Sporting Parents, can be and in most care are, the key element in the sporting success of a young athlete. Read about how you can become the reason your child succeeds in sport.
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Parenting Education | Feeding the Young Athlete

Cynthia Lair and Scott Murdoch present information on what young athletes should eat, when they should eat and how to shop for their food. It includes some informational graphics to easily present ideas, such as what and when to eat on a game day.
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Parenting Education | Developing Creative Potential within Each Child

Horst Wein provides the 10 most important conditions to develop creative potential in youth players. His list includes suggestions like letting kids play every position, giving the players more freedom to create their own training games and using more games than exercises in training.
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Parenting Education | Winning vs. Development

I don’t think they are mutually exclusive. Winning, or having a good chance at winning, is an outcome of good player development. Let’s be clear up front – always try to win. There’s nothing wrong with winning. It’s winning at any cost that is a problem. When the outcome of a match is more important than young players having the chance to perform, then a coach must take a step back. It’s the drive to win at the detriment of the players that is a problem in youth soccer today.
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Parenting Education | Diversity Can Be a Burden to Bear

At some point during each season, our boys begin to notice what has become commonplace. On multiple occasions, the Morristown boys soccer team is the target of racial and ethnic slurs. Highly offensive and inappropriate comments have become an uninvited tradition for our boys, both on the field and from the sidelines. What some coaches and players have dismissed as “trash talk” is, upon closer examination, highly inappropriate and deeply sad.
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