Helpful links and resources for Parents
We strive to make each club softball experience a positive one, and parents play a key role in ensuring that. In order to support and educate our fastpitch softball parents, we've developed this Parent Page and provided links to some other helpful resources. Fastpitch softball can be the most fun parents and kids have together in middle and high school years, so focus on the time spent together. It’s their road, but you can enjoy the ride!
Dear Parents: a letter by player, coach, and parent
Changing the Game Project: resources on being a successful sports parent
So You Want to be a Better Spectator?: five ways to improve your sideline parenting
Coach-Parent Partnership: guidelines for developing a healthy coach/parent relationship
Positive Coaching Alliance: valuable resources for sports parenting
Safe Athletes: what every parent should know about athlete abuse
Parents Association for Youth Sports: education and membership program
YESports: a mastery approach to parenting in sports
What Parents Should Say: some guidelines on what parents should say as their children perform
NCAA.org: information on college rules and regulations
AAU Parent Page: information from AAU for parents
REMINDERS FROM YOUR CHILD:
I'm still just a KID
It's just a GAME
I TRUST my coach, you should too
The officials are HUMAN
I LEARN by doing and making mistakes
NO college scholarships will be handed out today
This is NOT the Olympics
Prepare me for the road, NOT the road for me
P is for praising, which your child needs often.
A is for accepting, so hard edges will soften.
R is for recognizing your child’s many talents.
E is for encouraging a good healthy balance.
N is for nurturing, to help your child grow.
T is for teaching, then letting go.
S is for smiling at the growth and the glow.
We know club costs can be overwhelming. Getting sponsors to help raise the funds necessary to cover club and individual expenses can be very helpful! With the support of our sponsors, we can significantly reduce the fees associated with participation! Please print out a form to use in gaining both individual and/or club sponsorships!