This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I highlight websites that are geared for dads and parents who are getting into coaching. I have been a coach for both of my daughters. Whether it was for basketball, T-Ball, softball or volleyball I really enjoyed coaching my kids and their teammates. Some of these dads are documenting their coaching journey. Others are sharing their knowledge of sports and coaching. If you have a dad site that you like to share with us put it in the comment section below.
John O’Sullivan – Changing The Game Project
John started the Changing the Game Project in 2012 after two decades as a soccer player and coach on the youth, high school, college and professional level. He is the author of two #1 bestselling books, Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids and Every Moment Matters: How the World’s Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams. In addition, John’s work has been featured by CNN, Outside Magazine, ESPN, NBC Sports and numerous other media entities. John and his wife, Dr Lauren O’Sullivan have two wonderful children Maggie Shea and Tiernan. Learn more at changingthegameproject.com.
Rick Wolff – Ask Coach Wolff
Rick Wolff is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of sports psychology and sports parenting. Often quoted by the media about the issues that face today’s athletes, Wolff has written and lectured widely on the psychological pressures that accompany America’s passion for sports. In addition, Wolff has authored or co-authored 18 books, including four in the sports parenting field. Rick and his wife, Trish, have three grown children John, Alyssa, and Samantha who all played a variety of sports. Wolff and his wife reside in Armonk, NY. Check out his site at askcoachwolff.com.
Matt – The Runner Dad – Coaching You To Exercise
Matt believes that there is enough time in the day to give your kids all they deserve. He also believes that finding time to exercise is not only possible, but critical to yours and your family’s wellbeing. A few weeks after his first son was born, he found himself looking in the mirror and wondering how he had gotten to the point of losing my sense of self. He was exhausted from sleep deprivation and a too-long commute, overweight from “sympathy” eating during his wife’s pregnancy. He was not exercising.
Therefore, Matt made some drastic changes. He wanted his son and future children to have a dad they were proud of. In addition, he wanted to be around long enough to see them become parents themselves. So he laced up, stepped out the door and just continued putting one foot in front of the other. Read about his fatherhood journey over at therunnerdad.com.
Kevin Duy – The Sports Dad Hub – Coaching In Podcasts
Learn how to be a great sports parent and fuel your kid’s passion for youth sports, without burning them out. Get helpful tips and advice on sports parenting, how to use youth sports to teach kids life lessons and leadership skills. Kevin Duy gives his personal advice and expertise he’s gained over the years. He is a sports parent to three sports loving boys for more than ten years. Kevin doesn’t claim to be a parenting expert. He shares a unique perspective and healthy mindset around youth sports, even with some of his kids playing at elite levels. He can help all sports parents become a positive force and avoid being over bearing sports parents in a youth sports culture that burns more kids out than it does fuel a healthy passion for youth sports. Check out his show over at iTunes.