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Coaching Seminars

Being a Supportive Parent with Karen Cogan

Being a Supportive Parent

Karen Cogan.

Parents are doing a lot of things “right” and Karen Cogan, Ph.D., a senior sport psychologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee, discusses how parents can support their athletic kids even better.

Kids play sports to have fun, learn new skills, compete and for the social aspect among others. But why do kids drop out?

What are parents’ responsibilities and where should lines be drawn?

Topics include:

  • Kids learn by observing; keep words and actions aligned.
  • Performance goals v outcome goals
  • How parents can help the club
  • What to look for in a coach

Here are links to some of the resources referenced in the talk: