Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club

Parent Reading List

Useful Websites

PARENTAL fact sheet on Concussions
Concussion_parental fact sheet.pdf

Changing the Game Project
http://changingthegameproject.com/parent-coaches/

Positive Coaching Alliance
http://positivecoach.org

Soccer Parenting
http://www.soccerparenting.com

Articles and Videos

Parent Group video

https://youtu.be/C6ezBrpaJO0

Children's perspective on parents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=u2LR4c3JsmU&app=desktop

Why kids play sport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc99h23k4E8

Why play small sided games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Lb5pDTaCg

Improving the sports environment
http://time.com/3605549/plea-to-parents-of-young-athletes-simmer-down/

Single sport participation
http://changingthegameproject.com/the-perils-of-single-sport-participation/

Parents on the sideline
http://goalnation.com/parents-soccer-sidelines/

Try out pressure
http://blog.sportssignup.com/blog/bid/204223/Handling-the-Pressure-of-Tryouts

Parents and Practice
http://soccerparenting.com/2015/02/16/6-reasons-parents-should-not-watch-practice/

Kids starting too young
http://www.niutoday.info/2015/02/09/sports-psychologists-were-starting-kids-too-young/

Learning from video games
http://changingthegameproject.com/what-youth-sports-can-learn-from-video-games/

Sports parenting
http://time.com/3707641/child-star-athletes-sports-parenting/

Be an awesome sports parent
http://www.basketballforcoaches.com/youth-sports-parent/

Adultification of youth sport
http://changingthegameproject.com/the-adultification-of-youth-sports/

Parent mistakes
http://www.soccerwire.com/blog-posts/five-mistakes-soccer-parents-make-with-their-players/

Free Play
http://www.soccerwire.com/blog-posts/an-alternative-to-our-youth-soccer-development-structure-more-free-play/

Sports drinks
http://www.parents.com/blogs/food-scoop/2015/04/15/nutrition/why-you-should-stop-buying-sports-drinks-for-your-kids/

Post game talk
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/parents-critical-postgame-debriefs-on-sport-puts-kids-at-risk-of-quitting-flinders-uni-research-finds/news-story/57cf641cc30fd780eb50270562fabed2

Winning
http://www.today.com/parents/parental-guidance-winning-youth-sports-not-about-victory-t19741

Competitive Spirit
http://www.nays.org/sklive/for-parents/is-your-competitive-spirit-getting-the-best-of-you/

Talent ID
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/mar/29/football-talent-id-sean-ingle-column

USA Women's Soccer- rejects
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_spot/2015/07/03/usa_v_japan_preview_carli_lloyd_morgan_brian_and_lauren_holiday_describe.html

Late bloomers
http://changingthegameproject.com/help-my-child-is-a-late-bloomer-5-tips-for-overcoming-the-relative-age-effect-in-youth-sports/?utm_content=buffer0e570&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Developmental saboteur
http://goalnation.com/identifying-watching-developmental-saboteur/

CNN Sports Parents
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/08/opinions/robbins-kids-sports-games/index.html

Parental Pressure
http://wjla.com/sports/content/sideline-incivility-parental-pressure-pushes-kids-to-quit-playing-sports-115526

Best ways to cheer for your child
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-way-to-cheer-for-your-child-1440526276

Developing creativity- no parent coaching from sidelines
https://coachingyouthfootball.org/2016/02/08/no-coaching-from-parents-during-matches-helps-develop-creative-footballers-discuss/

The art of post game conversation
http://www.jamesleath.com/the-art-of-the-post-game-conversation/

Early Specialization
http://www.soccerwire.com/blog-posts/guest-commentary-will-u-s-soccers-early-specialization-decree-trigger-unintended-consequences/

Player development tips
http://dailysoccerskills.com/player-development/

Junior success vs long term success
https://www.redsports.sg/2016/12/03/youth-athlete-development-conference/