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Resources for athletes and parents


"What College Sports Recruiters Can Teach Your Child"

NY Times blog posting shares advice and insights from some of the top coaches in college sports. High school student-athletes, whether they intend to play sports in college or not, should consider what they have to say...

I Love to Watch you Play

Former Olympian, AJ Mleczko Griswold, Struggles with the Competitive Nature of Youth Sports. Great article and website to help us keep in perspective what is most important in youth sports.

Parents: Enjoy the Moment

Fantastic article on the US Lacrosse website that helps parents remember what's most important about their kids' sports experience - and to enjoy it while it lasts!

The Rocky Road of Excellence

Another great article from "Changing the Game Project," this one challenges athletes, coaches and parents to be realistic about what it takes to achieve excellence in sports and in life.

What Advice Would You Give to a Room Full of Students?

Written by a good friend of SBHS, Mark Redmond, the Director of Spectrum Services in Burlington, this is just some straight-shooting, solid advice for teenagers!

What is Your Club's DNA?

Taking a look at really what matters to your youth sports organization can benefit kids, coaches and parents.

The One Quality Great Teammates Have in Common

Another great one from Changing the Game Project, this article talks about how the best teammates think about what they can GIVE TO rather than GET FROM their teams.


Another great article from the Changing the Game Project. The impact "I SEE YOU" can have on young athletes when they hear these words from their coaches and parents.

Redefining Success: 8 Tips for Being a Great Sports Parent

All parents want their kids to be successful and enjoy their sports experience. These tips will help that happen!

I Never Thought it Would End This Way

Great article provides a healthy perspective for youth sports coaches and parents!


E.W. Swift Sport Illustrated article about the connection between academics and athletics in school sports

The 10,000 Hour Myth

The 10,000 Hour Myth questions the commonly held belief that leads to many issues and misconceptions in youth sports

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

Great article for parents about the pressure to over-involve and specialize kids in youth sports, and the negative impact on our children.

Athletic Links

Changing the Game Project

Former UVM Men's Soccer Coach John O'Sullivan founded this site, which offers a great blog, articles, resources and other information about making youth sports a healthy experience for our kids!

Coach For America - Joe Ehrmann

Joe Ehrmann came to Vermont to speak to coaches and parents in 2014. His message about keeping sports in perspective and about treating others with respect, is clear and powerful.

Proactive Coaching - Bruce Brown

Proactive Coaching… Our “Why”: Because the character lessons intentionally taught will be the coach’s best legacy and one athlete of character improves your team - One team of character changes your school - One school of character impacts your community – A coach of significance can impact generations It all begins and ends with strong families. Our Mission: To provide materials and presentations --- Build intentional, character-based leaders and cultures --- Develop fearless, team-first competitors --- Train coaches of significance

Concussion Information

Per Act 58 of Vermont State Statutes: 

Here are the links to inform and educate parents and athletes about Concussions:

NCAA Eligibility Center

Use this link if you are a student-athlete interested in playing NCAA sports at the Division I or Division II level.

General Rebel Sports News