Tag: Parenting

  • Task vs Ego-Orientations

    Task vs Ego-Orientations

    There’s only one spot on top of the podium. Every kid, coach, and parent wants to be there. Most won’t make it. Fortunately, as coaches and parents, you can choose what you reward. Balish et al. (2014) did a meta-analysis (a collective study of studies) on correlates (associations) of attrition (quitting the sport) in youth…

  • Sport Parent Bias

    Sport Parent Bias

    “If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” If your only perspective is that of a parent, you will navigate your child’s sports experience with a parental bias. It’s not wrong. It just is what it is. Coaches, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in your child’s development all want the same…