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Parent Involvement

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.

The 6 Words your Athlete wants to Hear!

What to say Before the Competition:  Have fun. Play hard. I Love you.

 

What to say After the competition: Did you have fun? I’m proud of you. I Love you.

 

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?

“I Love to watch you play.”

 

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.”

SafeSport Resources for Parents

Selecting the right sport and club for your child is about more than athletic development or playing time. Parents should do their homework – to learn about a club’s reputation and its policies and procedures to protect all athletes. By understanding the components of an effective plan to handle misconduct, you will be empowered to ask the right questions, spot potential risks and have conversations with your child to monitor activities. When selecting a sport club or program for your child, an important factor to consider is whether the administrators and organizers have developed a strategy to address misconduct. While the existence of a plan is a positive step, how coaches, volunteers and staff enforce those policies is crucial.

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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