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How to be a good youth sports parent


Last updated 7/16/2018 at 10:45pm


Parents can take several steps to make their children's experiences with sports as positive as possible.

TEMECULA – Extracurricular and summer season sports leagues keep thousands of children occupied. Youth sports promote physical fitness and teamwork while helping children acquaint themselves with sportsmanship and camaraderie.

The Journal of Sports Medicine says three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one child playing an organized sport. While many children play just for recreation, others play competitively.

Sports are meant to be sources of enjoyment for children, but parental pressure and poor adult behavior on the sidelines can make children reluc...

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