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Parents Resources


Resources for a Better Youth Athlete Experience

Burnout, injury prevention, and other resources
Like all parents, we want the best for our children and the following information can help you make informed decisions about your children’s sports experience. 
This last article in the list, in particular, “six words you should say today”, has had a profound impact on many parents and youth athletes.
  1. Suggested books:
    1. Changing the Game (John O’Sullivan)
    2. Online presentation about the state of youth sports by John O’Sullivan, the author of “Changing the Game”
  2. Suggested articles:
    1. Injury prevention and burnout. A statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
    2. If/when an athlete should specialize in a sport. An article from John O’Sullivan, the author of “Changing the Game”
    3. Sideline coaching. Does it help a child’s performance and enjoyment
    4. Letting your child know they come first to help maximize their performance and enjoyment 

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