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 During your child's game, do you curse the referee? Does your child yell at teammates? It's time to put the fun back in youth sports.

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Son Wants to Quit Soccer

My son has played soccer for three seasons but wants to quit because he isn’t very athletic and wants to focus on academics. Should we let him quit or push him to play another sport?

How Do I Teach My 4-Year-Old He Can’t Win All the Time?

Teaching your child good sportsmanship is most effective when they are young and in competitive situations.

A Shot at the Big Time Is a Long Shot

As a parent, your emphasis shouldn’t be on your child’s playing time, perfection, or scholarships but rather on whether they are having fun, making friends, and learning new skills.

Effective Tips for Talking to Coaches

If your child plays organized sports, there's a good chance you will need to discuss a problem with a coach. Here are tips for positive and productive communication with your child's coach.

Should I Keep My Child From Sports If His Schoolwork is Suffering?

Youth sports can be very important to the development of a child. However, it should never trump academics. School has to come first.

Compete with Character, and Every Game Will be a Victory

No matter what level kids are playing at—select or travel team, recreational or club, YMCA or church league, jayvee or varsity—teaching good sportsmanship should lead off your lineup.

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