Articles for Parents

For Parents: Guidelines, tips & more

Articles on player, family & coaching issues



Our Ball Program is organized and run entirely by volunteers.  Most often these volunteers are parents (or relatives) of players.  Being involved with your child can be very rewarding or, if things don't "go right", can be really frustrating.  The articles linked below are provided to help you make this a rewarding experience for not only you but also your child and all the other participants. Main concept to remember - be the best role model you can!  (We help by banning use of tobacco and all simulations thereof at all of our events.) Hopefully you'll find the information useful and use it to advantage - and become a true  "team member". To participate in our program all parents, and at least one parent/guardian, must sign the Parent/Player Contract when registering.

Here's the link to PrevNet, a Canadian network with a mission to stop bullying in Canada and to promote safe and healthy relationships for all Canadian children and youth. 

Ideas on how you might help your team? refer to Volunteer Roles and the articles below. Link to most of the Forms and Files that we utilize in our various leagues.

If you find other articles which may benefit our program then please let us know so we can include that information as well. 

Pre-game nutrition tips for young athletes

Preventing bullying tips for parents

Bullying Guide for Parents

Are participation trophies worthwhile?

5 Ways to set a good example

A Home Run that really counted

Approaching your child's coach

Attitude tone is set by parents

Bats: Get the properly sized one 

Bolstering self-esteem

Build a partnership with the coaches

Coaches letter to parents

Family obligations

Girls in Sport

Gloves: Get one that's suitable

Goals & staying motivated

Helmets: Wear one that fits properly

Lacrosse Fans

Love of the Game & Love of the Game (Part 2)

Not caring about defeat

Noticing Progress

Parent Pact

Parents 10 Commandments

Parents and sportsmanship

Pass the praise and pull the analysis

Preventing burnout in sports

Providing Social Support

Sandlot or Structure

Sports & Safety

Sportsmanship Fair Play Philosophy

TBall sluggers

Teaching Youngsters How to be Good Sports

Training the Athlete

Why kids play sports (and why they quit)

Young enough to play



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