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Fall Sports: How to Cheer Your Child in Athletics

Jan 01, 1970 / General     

If they are, remember your position. You're there to be an encourager, not to be overbearing. No child wants to be embarrassed by a parent who's screaming and yelling uncontrollably. I was coaching my son's baseball game a few years ago and I got frustrated with the umpire's calls. So, what did I do? I got mad…threw my hat on the ground and walked off the field. Youth sports can bring out the best…or the worst in us. Let's keep the focus on developing new skills, having fun, and learning to compete—the right way. Here are 5 ways to be your kid's biggest fan. If you keep those suggestions in mind, you and your kids will enjoy the game.



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