Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.
It gets even better. Researchers asked collegiate athletes what their parents said that made them feel great and brought them joy when they played sports. Want to know the six words they most want to hear their parents say?
That’s it. Nothing aggrandizing like “you’re an all-star,” and nothing instructive like “here are a couple of things I noticed that you can work on.” Just “I love to watch you play.”
How do I pay for my or my son/daughter’s USAV/Webpoint Membership?
Players and parents may pay for their membership fee using a credit card (not AMEX) during Webpoint Registration. As proof of paid membership, be sure to print and bring your ID card to any tryouts you may be attending.
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