Articles for Parents
For Parents: Guidelines, tips & more
Articles on player, family & coaching issues
Our Ball Program is organized and run entirely by volunteers. Most often these volunteers are parents (or relatives) of players. Being involved with your child can be very rewarding or, if things don't "go right", can be really frustrating. The articles linked below are provided to help you make this a rewarding experience for not only you but also your child and all the other participants. Main concept to remember - be the best role model you can! (We help by banning use of tobacco and all simulations thereof at all of our events.) Hopefully you'll find the information useful and use it to advantage - and become a true "team member"..
Here's the link to PrevNet, a Canadian network with a mission to stop bullying in Canada and to promote safe and healthy relationships for all Canadian children and youth.
Ideas on how you might help your team? refer to Volunteer Roles and the articles below.
If you find other articles which may benefit our program then please let us know so we can include that information as well.
Pre-game nutrition tips for young athletes
Preventing bullying tips for parents
Bullying Guide for Parents
Are participation trophies worthwhile?
5 Ways to set a good example
A Home Run that really counted
Approaching your child's coach
Attitude tone is set by parents
Bats: Get the properly sized one
Build a partnership with the coaches
Coaches letter to parents
Girls in Sport
Gloves: Get one that's suitable
Goals & staying motivated
Love of the Game & Love of the Game (Part 2)
Not caring about defeat
Parents 10 Commandments
Parents and sportsmanship
Pass the praise and pull the analysis
Preventing burnout in sports
Providing Social Support
Sandlot or Structure
Sports & Safety
Sportsmanship Fair Play Philosophy
Teaching Youngsters How to be Good Sports
Training the Athlete
Why kids play sports (and why they quit)
Young enough to play