Good Sports Parents

Written By: Kate Mason, Optimist Youth Football parent

My son’s team has a wonderful set of parents that I have greatly enjoyed getting to know over these last few weeks.  I came across this list posted recently by The Reformed Sports Project.  I thought the message was important to pass on.  This list personally has given me a chance to reflect on why these positive actions can make my son’s sports experience better. 

5 things that every sports parent should do…

  1. Support every player on the team
  2. Speak positively about the coaches even if you don’t agree
  3. Encourage working through struggles
  4. Ask questions instead of giving opinions
  5. Be a positive influence at games