On-Line Information for Parents of Athletes
Wenatchee Middle School Athletic Handbook for Parents
This Parent Handbook has all the information about Wenatchee Middle School Athletics. Student expectations, participation requirements, coaches expectations, academic responsibilities, communications procedures, and tips for parents are some of the topics covered. You can download this 5 page handbook here: Middle Sch Hdbk 2014.doc
“The Role of the Parent in Sports”
You are invited to check out the National Federation of High Schools web site to look at the FREE on-line course entitled “The Role of the Parent in Sports” at www.nfhslearn.com. This 30 minute course will give you more information and perspective of the parent’s role in school athletics. It also included insight on your student’s perspective of your role and useful information on dealing with the “bumps in the road” in athletics.
There are other FREE courses dealing with athletic issues at the site. Check out these:
- “Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know”.
“Sport Parent Survival Guide”
Also available is the “SportParent Survival Guide” supplied by the American Sport Education Program. This guide covers many issues parents face during their child’s athletic participation. Topics include: Your Responsibilities as a Parent, Modeling Sportsmanship, Helping Your Child Enjoy Sports, a Checklist for Success, and What Makes a Good Coach. You can download this 13 page guide here: Sport Parent Surv Guide.pdf
“Through a Child’s Eyes”
Also available is the “Through a Child’s Eyes.... A Parent’s Guide to Improving Youth Sports” supplied by the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance. This guide covers many issues parents face in youth sports as seen through their child’s eyes. Advice for parents to build your child’s confidence, promote sportsmanship and fun, knowing your role, specialization, and how to improve your child’s sports experience. This is a must read with information from 3 youth sports experts. You can download this 14 page guide here: CTSA_ ParentsGuide.pdf.
Responsible Sports Website
Liberty Mutual Insurance and Responsible Sports have joined to create this website for parents and coaches. It has many articles, videos, and information about helping your athlete have an enjoyable experience and learn life lessons through sports. Go to https://www.libertymutualgroup.com/about-lm/news/news-release-archive/articles/liberty-mutual-insurance-responsible-sports-and-positive-coaching-alliance-announce-the-top-10-responsible-sports-moments to access valuable information for parents.
These are all good tools for parents of active athletes. I hope you will take a look.