ParentNation.com Interviews Backyard Sports Founder

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ParentNation.com, a popular online community that connects parents and empowers them through trusted reviews of local children’s services, interviewed Danny Bernstein, founder of Backyard Sports, to get underneath the causes and effects of some of the negative changes that have occurred in youth sports. "Sports today—and the expectations placed on kids—have changed drastically since we were young.  5-year-olds are urged into a sport, bound to practicing several times a week for the next Read more [...]

Balancing act: Refocusing your high school jock so studies take precedent

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Backyard Sports Timeout – Where our coaches field parents’ questions about Team Sports and offer ways to make it the Fun, Enriching Experience it’s supposed to be Q: My son plays varsity football. While we are proud of his athletic ability, we have seen a steady decline in his grades and interest in school. He's a junior and this year is important for college admissions. How do we strike the right balance between school and sports? A: It's difficult to curtail something like sports Read more [...]

Knowing their place doesn’t mean out of place

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Backyard Sports Timeout – Where our coaches field parents’ questions about Team Sports and offer ways to make it the Fun, Enriching Experience it’s supposed to be My daughter has some cognitive development issues and would not be considered a “mainstream kid.” She doesn't play any sports even though her doctor says it’s okay for her to participate. She’s self-conscious and doesn't feel she can do it. Is there any type of sport that would be good for her?  A: Every team needs Read more [...]