3 results for tag: Parents

Parents Role in Success

By Peter Bidstrup Courtesy of Peter Bidstrup Peter Bidstrup has been the head boys’ lacrosse coach at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts since 1996. Over the last decade, the “Red Dogs” have a record of 153-15 while winning or sharing 8 Independent School League championships. His daughter, Brett, plays lacrosse at ... More

Parents: Enjoy the Moment

By Kate Leavell A letter to my former self as a new sports parent: One day you’re going to get in the car with your kid’s water bottle that he left at home for the last time, that sour shoulder pads and cleat smell coming from the back seat, and the little chunks of dirt that have been knocked loose from muddy cleats all over the once new floor ... More

Parents Aren’t Ruining Youth Sports. We All Are.

By T.J. Buchanan Logan Whitton A recent article in The Washington Post asked if parents are ruining youth sports. The article states, “The number of children playing team sports is falling, with the experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country&rsqu... More