- USA Hockey Reports Increase In Participation
- 3 Ways Coaches Can Inspire Players
- Youth Football Organization Becomes First In Country To Ban Kickoffs
- In The Zone - USA Hockey's Secrets For Success
- Females On The Ice
- How Parents Can Understand The High School Sports Landscape
- Nothing Teaches Leadership Like Football
- Helmet Sensors May Help Detect Concussions In Youth Football Players
- A Heads Up on Concussions
- "Keeping Kids Safe and Hydrated In The Summer"
Most coaches ignore the relationship game. They assume that players know when they are doing well and when they are not. They forget how great it feels to get a compliment, or to be trusted and believed in. They forget what it was like as a player to see progress, and have your contribution recognized. Maybe that is the way they were coached, so they assume since they were OK with it, everyone is OK with it. But they are not.
Nothing Teaches Leadership Like Football
In stadiums and playgrounds across the country each day in the fall, young people embrace the finesse and the physical journey of football, the contact with a purpose and the joy of hauling in a pass in the back of the end zone.
Ours is a game that has nurtured millions of young men and women. Because football is more than a great sport, it is a classroom. It teaches a variety of positive attributes – character, loyalty, discipline, teamwork, physical fitness and leadership among others.
How Parents Can Understand The High School Sports Landscape
The transition to high school can be jarring for teenagers. After having figured out a place for themselves in elementary and middle school, they now have to do it all over again, at what seems like much higher stakes.
The transition also often challenges high school parents. Teenagers are changing rapidly and trying out new ways to relate to their parents as they move steadily and/or tentatively toward independence. And if your child is or aspires to be a high school athlete, there is a whole other set of challenges to negotiate.
PCA tapped its network of coaches, athletic directors, and parents to identify how high school sports parents can help their athletes thrive in high school sports. Here are four big ideas to help you understand your athlete’s challenges and what you can do to help your teen thrive:
1.) High school sports involves a lot of time and effort
2.) High school athletes are smack in the middle of a transition to adulthood
3.) High school programs have a chain of authority
4.) High school sports is a very public stage.
For expanded detail on these four ideas, download the PDF below.