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 [...]

How should I handle my son getting cut from the team?

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 soccer and he was recently cut from the team. He is crushed and so am I. Should I speak to the coach - how should I deal with my child? A: No one wants to be cut from a team. Whether you’re in elementary school or a full grown adult, nobody ever wants to hear that they aren’t good enough for that sport or Read more [...]

What’s the best way to handle distracting parental sneers and jeers from the sidelines?

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: When we attend my child’s sports matches, my husband often gets overly upset and loudly vocalizes his criticisms to our son and the coach. Not only is this embarrassing, I believe it's making my son panic during games, so he avoids the ball completely. What’s your advice for dealing with this? A: We see news stories all the time Read more [...]