Parent Volunteers in Youth Sports


Parent Involvement in Youth Sports

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Running a youth sports program is a huge job. Parent volunteers handle almost everything there is to do (although sometimes coaches may earn a paycheck). If your child wants to play sports, you will almost surely be asked—or required—to take on some volunteer tasks. Buying out your volunteer hours may be an option, but completing them is a way to save money on youth sports. Youth sports provide a great opportunity for you as a parent to spend time with your child.

Whether you help out by coaching, driving a carpool, being a great sideline cheerleader, or organizing snack schedules, the sports experience can be a blessing for. Without volunteers the youth sports world would come to a screeching halt! That’s because the majority of youth sport programs in the United States rely on volunteers – usually parents – to serve as youth coaches, or to hold other roles, like volunteer administrators or officials. With free assistance from SignUpGenius, you’ll be the most organized, easiest volunteer coordinator to work with in the whole youth sports league! Janis Meredithwrites Jbmthinks, a blog on sports parenting and youth sports.

After being a coach’s wife for 27 years and a sports parent for 17, she sees issues from both sides of the bench. Without volunteers the youth sports world would come to a screeching halt! That’s because the majority of youth sport programs in the United States rely on volunteers – usually parents – to serve as youth coaches, or to hold other roles, like volunteer administrators or officials. Accordingly, this study critically examines young people’s discourse around parent volunteerism and community-based youth sports through the lens of the parentvolunteer /child-athlete relationship to encompass the broad range of volunteering roles that exist (e.g., coaches, timekeepers, trainers, board members, fundraisers) as well as the multiple roles that parents may fill.

For younger athletes, youth sports programs may ask parents or other household members to monitor their children and make sure that they follow social distancing and take other protective actions (e.g., younger children could sit with parents or caregivers, instead of. YOUTH SPORTS PARENTS This sheet has information to help protect your children or teens from concussion or other serious brain injury. What Is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI— caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the. body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back. and.

The $15 billion youth sports industry in the United States is a big commitment of both time and money for parents and their children. The result is more pressure to perform and less fun for youth. We as parents and as a youth-sports culture are failing our children in a huge way: Our kids don’t enjoy their sports experiences.

They don’t gain the many benefits of sports.

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This is true for both volunteer and paid children’s coaches, with a strong recognition within this text that much of children’s sport takes place in community-based contexts where parents and neighbours work together to shape the sporting experience for young people.

“Coaching Children in Sport” by Ian Stafford
from Coaching Children in Sport
by Ian Stafford
Taylor & Francis, 2011

YMCA and community-based programs start at age 4 or 5 and, for the ambitious parent, serve as a path to club soccer, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball, and elite swimming programs.

“Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E-Book” by David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski, William S. Quillen, Robert C. Manske
from Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E-Book
by David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

As a result of the way youth sport operates in Canada, new parents are recruited annually to volunteer at the local minor level.

“Long-Term Athlete Development” by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
from Long-Term Athlete Development
by Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Colin Higgs
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2013

The program, Parents Alliance for Youth Sports (PAYS) of the National Alliance for Youth Sports, costs $5 and will be required for at least one parent or guardian for each family.

“Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals” by Patrick Thornton, Walter T. Champion, Jr., Lawrence Ruddell, Larry Ruddell
from Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals
by Patrick Thornton, Walter T. Champion, Jr., et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

These parents attended a number of practice sessions and supported their child’s athletic involvement by attending all games, volunteering to provide team meals, or providing snacks or refreshments.

“Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field” by Andrew C. Billings, Michael L. Butterworth, Paul D. Turman
from Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field
by Andrew C. Billings, Michael L. Butterworth, Paul D. Turman
SAGE Publications, 2011

These volunteers are the service volunteers and can be seen running the youth sports programs all over the country (administering, coaching, and officiating); ushering the spectators in all major sport events, including professional sport events; and running the mega sport events.

“Managing Organizations for Sport and Physical Activity: A Systems Perspective” by Packianathan Chelladurai
from Managing Organizations for Sport and Physical Activity: A Systems Perspective
by Packianathan Chelladurai
Taylor & Francis, 2014

In such instances, youth fitness specialists must communicate appropriately with the young athlete, the parent, and the technical coach to ensure, wherever possible, that a logical and collaborative approach to training is adopted and that the health and well-being of the child remain central to the program.

“Essentials of Youth Fitness” by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver, American College of Sports Medicine
from Essentials of Youth Fitness
by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2019

National Alliance for Youth Sports: This book is dedicated to all the volunteer volleyball coaches who give up countless hours of their free time to work with children and to ensure that they have positive, safe, and rewarding experiences in the sport.

“Coaching Volleyball For Dummies” by The National Alliance For Youth Sports
from Coaching Volleyball For Dummies
by The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Wiley, 2009

Sport coaches in child and youth sport are in almost all cases volunteers.

“Complete Guide to Sport Education” by Daryl Siedentop, Peter Hastie, Hans Van Der Mars
from Complete Guide to Sport Education
by Daryl Siedentop, Peter Hastie, Hans Van Der Mars
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

Other organizations such as the YMCA and YWCA, Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) and Young Women’s Hebrew Association (YWHA), American Youth Soccer Association, U.S. Volleyball Association, and U.S. Fencing Association provide similar opportunities to children and adults.

“Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity” by Shirl J. Hoffman
from Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity
by Shirl J. Hoffman
Human Kinetics, 2013

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  • Coaches are allways hardest on their own kids if they have one on the team. I know because I did it. My dad pointed it out to me and it ended real quick.

  • Was a soccer referee for 7 years in québec, Canada. I started when i was 12 years old (i was only referring 7 years old soccer games) and i had a coach that was yelling at me at my face because i made a call that he didn’t like. Cursing, insulting me and telling me to go to hell because i call and legit hand ball. The coach was screaming at me, a 12 years old, while he was probably around 40-45. And god that i’ve seen alot from the coach and parents during those 7 years.

  • @KSyverson That is awful! I put these clips together for a class project but you hit the nail right on the head, parents can definitely ruin the game for children!

  • Having coached swimming, baseball, basketball and soccer after my own career as a scholarship D1 athlete I can say, parents are without a doubt, the problem. Believing their children, at a youth sports level thinking they are D1 and pro athletes is driving them. I would love to continue coaching, but parents who want to control their own children’s chances control the local youth sports.

  • This will get worse with the entitled millennial snowflakes becoming parents and passing their entitlement lifestyle on to their snowflake kids.

  • My dad grounded me and gave me Navy level punishment because I didnt hit a ball in baseball he also proceeded to threaten me with a fight and wanted me to square up all when I was 11 years old

  • how about teaching kids that it’s not weather you win or lose, its that fact that you tried….life is like that, some time you win some times you lose, a true champion get’s up and tries again……..if you teach your child, if you don’t win you’re a looser, that child will end up doing drugs, put in jail, or even end up killing himself….

  • Shameful! My daughter played tennis in high school and college. She played the USTA circuit and they didn’t put up with this nonsense. One dad was banned for pushing his daughter against a chain linked fence.

  • The Segment has some very valid points. But that guy from the Sports Alliance is using stats to LIE.
    70% quit at around 13… it is a stat that has little to do with the rest of this video.

    They get different interests. Music. Girls/Boys. Drugs. Fishing/Hiking/Biking. Academics.
    They move on to High School Teams. Can’t really be on the HS team and play on the Youth Team all the time.
    They are old enough to know being the WORST PLAYER on their team for 8 straight years is a sign they are not good at this.
    Many kids decide to specialize. Pick 1 sport (or 2) that they are best at or love most and devote more time to it only. And that can help them get into College Sports. Although some believe the opposite is the best way. Who really knows? Depends on the kid I suppose.

    Most kids have no idea if the want to play a sport in the 1st place.
    Why should anyone be surprised after a few year they decide they don’t want to play?
    I guarantee you that it is the kids with parents who don’t really care that much that are quitting MORE OFTEN than it is the kids whose parents are too obsessed.
    The obsessed parents are the ones most likely to play catch with their kids or take them to the batting cages or to watch games with them on TV or at the Stadiums. The obsessed parents are the one that are DEFINITELY bonding with their kids as best they can over that sport. The kids are getting attention that all kids crave over that sport and that is always incentive to play.

    These parents going nuts at games… they don’t necessarily do this anywhere else. The implication many comments made suggest that they do.

  • my dad never came to one thing I did. not one game. he was still fighting the Nazis in his head in the mid seventies. he was drowning his sorrows, but his sorrows learned to swim.

  • When parents and coaches get vicariously involved, it’s time to end the game to protect the children. There are other things in life besides games. It takes years to get over parent’s expectations and disappointments.

  • How about protesting something important, that desperately needs to be protested? Like the rise of SocialJustice? F your stupid sports. Why is it ok with you that your kids are being brainwashed in garbage public schools but not ok that little johnny cant throw a ball around?

  • Neeeever hear about this shit nationwide guess the color of most of the violent participants are wrong……otherwise it’d be on national news every time it happened which seems to be quite often…not surprised myself at the violence or the subtle attention it gets…only in Murikkka!!!

  • I have to admit. I was a very serious soccer player, and had an honest shot at playing professionally. I quit because my father took all the joy out of it, and kept interfering with my career. The final straw was when he called my college coach… Big East Div. I by the way… to stick his nose into things. He could not understand at all why I was furious. That was that. I was done.

  • Robert Shepherd he sounds like an asshole
    I can’t believe that people would attack a sports official watt has the world come to
    As for parent rage it’s called a lack of self-control

  • The worst is when you have a sports team that’s winning, but the parents moan about playing time. It’s one thing to want to get everybody in when the game’s mean nothing or the team sucks, but when your kid is playing for a championship contender in HS, STFU! He’ll accept his role and keep his head down because he or she wants to win.

  • @ 5:10 Pretty sure that Michigan State survey says that 90% of your kids will be finger-fucked by a member of Michigan State…or Penn State. Lol

  • Did these parents not receive or comprehend the memo from an earlier report? Page stated that he is not, “worried”. I have to hand it to him. At least he’s honest. Transparency is the key to success.

  • Ive had coaches who yelled and pushed when I played. I also coached and umpired. In all the years of umping I threw out 2 players for cussing 1 for throwing a bat. Mostly coaches and parents for abuse, 20 to 30 of them.

  • My mom is a traditional woman. She used to spank my siblings and I if we were really bad. When I played soccer, she was not at all violent but would occasionally say,”go Flan!”

  • pretty sad adults have to sign a pledge to act like humans
    you kid isn’t the next Michael Jordan jackass sit down and shut up and let the kids play or better yet just ban all adults from watching the games solves the problem real fast

  • I love how parents are crazier then the kids. When I was in little league a kid on my team had a crazy mom. She would come behind the dugout after every play or at bat he had. She tried to coach him up even though she had no clue

  • If a parent or coach assaults a ref or another coach or parent, team and league should be discaulified. End of discussion, refs do this for next to nothing and coaches even less.

  • On TV baseball, when a coach gets his NOSE within two feet of the umpire, have the police take them away; this will stop little league problems. In football, take scores away with EVERY TAUNT at touchdowns; this will stop the trash in little leagues. When they don’t see it tolerated on TV, it will stop on playgrounds.

  • Parents are DEFINITELY out of control. NO DOUBT. However this reporting is one sided. Kids are not afraid at all to take very adult actions these days without the slightest idea of what they’re doing… including shooting their mouths off in very adult ways, and leveling threats at adults in very adult ways. Actual adults are sick of it, and not willing to take it anymore, and are willing to give adult payback on the kids that go this far. Kids don’t understand that if you screw with an adult in an adult way, you’re not going to get treated like a kid, and you’re going to get an adult response. I’m not saying any of this is right. But it is true.

  • The Jensen Beach Coach thinks he’s Lombardi/Parcells/The Bear all wrapped up into one. Screaming is not teaching discipline. Maintaining your head while others around you lose theres is discipline. I bet that team isn’t very good.

  • I was never physically assaulted but verbally several times, and had to step between a fellow official and parent to make sure he wasn’t assaulted after a 6&7 grade basketball game

  • Many of these parents who are involved in the problems that now threaten to ruin little league sports were failures at whatever sport(s) they were a part of (or TRIED to be a part of) when they were younger. They put so much pressure on their children in an attempt to live vicariously through them because they want their children to do what they could not do, or were unwilling to do. Sad.

  • I have had coaches that were loud and intense but they didn’t point it at one kid, but all. I dont agree that coaches are bad, as a matter of fact most are good. They care about the kids. Parents can be an issue, a few of them. Refs are almost never bias towards a team. But it is sports and its about fun but fun while playing well. Its not fun playing poorly. Also the age should matter, 5 year old T ball kids or 12 year old, treat it different. An umps call at a t ball game should never evoke anger from a coach or parent. If it dose quit now and do something else. But lets not become a wimpish society were we dont use a little heat to fire kids up. Just dont confuse heat with abuse.

  • And this is why a lot of youth leagues have issues keeping a full roster of officials, which leads to short crews or young crews, which leads to more missed calls. No ref is out to get your kid or your team…they are locked into trying to do their job. I’ve seen parents on my kids teams sidelines spin conspiracy theories that would make the craziest person blush to come to the conclusion the teen ref in their U11 soccer game is throwing the game.

  • Thank you for posting this. My sister just recently resigned from her coaching position because the parents were too much for her to deal with. Those young players not only lost a great coach but a great role model. It’s very sad.