Parents ~

Playing sports is about much more than a single game. It’s more than a tournament and it’s more than a season. For kids, playing high school sports is about having fun, building lifelong friendships, preparing to take on future challenges, learning how to be a good teammate, and simply enjoying the sport.

So how can we as parents and coaches show up and support the student athletes in our lives, regardless of performance or the outcome of the game? We sat down with high school students and asked them—why they play, how they feel about parental pressure, and what kind of support they need before, during and after the game.

Watch the video to learn how we can collectively help create a fun and enriching sports experience for our student athletes. Once you’re done watching, feel free to share this video with students and parents at your pre-season meetings.


"The Parent Seat" explains the role of a parent during game day and provides suggestions on how they can cope with the roller coaster of emotions that they will feel.