Articles of Interest to ParentsBelow are several articles of interest to parents. Click on the title to read the article.
Why Soccer is the Best Sport for Kids
This article, written by a former NYSL board member, tells you why he believes soccer is the absolute best sport there is for kids.
Six Things Parents Should Say to Their Players
This article, written by Bruce Brownlee, is short and sweet and captures the spirit of NYSL.
101 Ways to Praise Your Child
Need a few ideas for simple ways to praise your kids? Here are 101 of them!
Current Issues in Youth Sports
Looking to the future, what is the most significant issue facing youth sports? Dr. Richard K. Stratton, PhD. (Florida State University) examines this question.
Approaching Your Child's Coach
Does the coach need a little coaching? Here are some suggestions for how to make approaching your childs coach a positive experience.
Equal Playing Time for All
Why does NYSL believe strongly in equal playong time for all players. This article describes how important this practice is for young athletes.
Stress in Youth Sports
Is there stress in youth sports? Of course there is! But, is this always a bad thing? This article discusses types of stress and their relationship to youth in sports.
The Importance of Shin Guards
A study conducted at the Institute for the Preventative Sports Medicine discusses how important shinguards are, and provides some interesting information on what types are most effective.
How Important is Winning?
The answer depends on your definition of "winning". This article by By Michael A. Clark, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Ph. D., from Michigan State University may surprise you.
Players Rights and Responsibilities
So, you have decided you want to play sports. Or maybe you are already on a team. In this day and age it seems like everyone is talking about children's rights. What are your rights as a player? And, what responsibilities go along with them?
Players: How to Handle Coach Problems
This article, aimed at younger players, asks "Are you afraid to talk to your coach because you think it will only make the problem worse? Are you afraid to tell your parents because you believe they will just defend the coach or that your parents will make the coach mad at you?" It then goes on to describe how to overcome these fears, and address their concerns.