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Janis Meredith (Sports Parenting Blogger): Advises Parents To Let Kids Learn Sport Lessons On Their Own

Being the mother of an athlete is a challenging yet rewarding role. So momsTEAM has designated May as Sports Moms Month and is celebrating by asking some of our favorite sports moms to share their wisdom by responding to a series of questions.

So far this month we have heard from a fascinating range of sports moms, from a mom of an Olympic athlete to moms who were themselves Olympic athletes, from a mom of two former minor league baseball players to a Minnesota hockey mom and author.Janis Meredith

Today, we hear from sports mom and sports parenting blogger, Janis Meredith:

A blogger and sports mom to three college athletes talks about helping parents see that  sports can be a huge character building experience for our kids if we let them learn the lessons on their own.

Tryouts Enable Coaches to Assess Best Fit of Both Players and Parents

Tryouts are a time for coaches not only to assess talent but find the right fit of both players and parents to help ensure a successful season, both on and off the field.  A longtime youth baseball coach and author of the book, A Perfect Season, Dan Clemens recounts his experience at one team tryout, and some of the things he learned, not only about the process and the players, but, not surprisingly, about their parents as well.
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