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Parents

Educate Yourself

Good Reads

  • Until it Hurts -- Mark Hyman
  • Mental Toughness and Training for Sport – James Loeher
  • Fit or Fat Covert – Bailey
  • From the Bleachers with Love – Selleck and Epperson
  • How to Raise a Good Sport – Selleck
  • How to Play the Game of your Life - Selleck
  • Mindset – Carol Dweck
  • The Talent Code – Dan Coyle
  • Vision of a Champion – Anson Dorrance
  • The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
  • Games Girls Play – Caroline Silby

Concussion Information
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners have developed the FREE Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports online training for coaches that can help them:

  1. Recognize a possible concussion
  2. Better understand what to do if they suspect an athlete has a concussion
  3. Learn how to help prevent or prepare for concussions

Coaches can be prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes by simply going online and taking the self-guided training.  For more information, see this brochure: 

Put in Perspective

The links below are provided as a resource for parents to utilize throughout their child's volleyball experience. If you find other resources please let us know and we'll do our best to include them here.

Must See Videos and Radio Blurb on  being a Great Sport Parent

How to be Good Sports Parent Video

Relax 2002-2003 (PDF)

Relax 2003-2004 (PDF)

VB Parent Information Site

Parent Information on USA Volleyball Grassroots Page

 is for praising, which your child needs often.
A  is for accepting, so hard edges will soften.
 is for recognizing your child's many talents.
 is for encouraging a good healthy balance.
N  is for nurturing, to help your child grow.
T  is for teaching, then letting go.
 is for smiling at the growth and the glow.