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December 10, 2014

Poll: 50 Percent of Americans Don't Want Their Kids Playing Football

Another week, another damning poll suggesting American parents don't want their sons playing competitive football.

December 09, 2014

Pediatrics Academy Offers Sportsmanship Pointers for Youth-Sports Parents

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a handful of recommendations to rein unruly youth-sports parents back in.

October 10, 2014

Survey Assesses Parents' Concerns Regarding Youth-Sports Participation

When it comes to youth-sports participation, parents host a variety of concerns, according to a new ESPN Sports Poll survey released Friday.

August 25, 2014

Parent Perceptions of Children's Weight Found to Be Increasingly Inaccurate

Overall, parents were 16 percent less likely to correctly identify their overweight or obese children as overweight in 2005-10 compared to 1988-94.

March 04, 2014

Alliance Launches Positivity Pledge for Youth-Sports Parents

Tired of hearing about out-of-control youth-sports parents and coaches? So is the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

February 07, 2014

National Signing Day Brings Out Best and Worst of High School Football

College football's National Signing Day came and went with a bang on Wednesday, highlighting the highs and lows of high school football.

December 20, 2013

New HBO Documentary Provides Up-Close Look at Youth-Sports Parents

A new HBO documentary provides an uncomfortable, close-up view of passionate parents seeking to encourage their children to excel in sports.

March 08, 2012

Parent Facing Charges After Shining Laser at Youth Hockey Goalie

The father of a high school girls' hockey player in Winthrop, Mass., was charged Tuesday with disturbing the peace after allegedly shining a laser pointer in the eyes of an opposing goalie during a recent game.

September 15, 2011

Parents Afraid to Discuss Weight With Children, Study Finds

The "Raising Fit Kids" study found that 22 percent of parents feel uncomfortable discussing the consequences of being overweight with their children.

February 04, 2011

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: How Can Schools Control Parents at Sporting Events?

Should athletic directors be sending reminders to all district parents about what behavior will and will not be tolerated? Or should schools exercise the right to throw out and/or ban unruly parents from sporting events?



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