Parenting Your Student Athlete

EBA received this video, along with other GISA schools, and the school gives it our full endorsement. The video discusses ways in which parents can enrich the student athlete experience. Below is a summary of the video and a link to access. We hope you enjoy and we appreciate your support of Spartan athletics.

Video Summary

This video was produced by CAAD along with financial support from the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. This professionally done video was developed to assist schools with the ever increasing problems created by the parents of athletes. It is 14-minutes long and has a series of vignettes which makes it perfect for parent meetings. It will identify some unpleasant parent personalities as well as highlight some strategies parents can employ to enhance their child's athletic experience. It is an outstanding video and is narrated by Suzy Kolber and Mike Golic from ESPN calling attention to 3 major themes.

  1. Support your child AND their "entire" athletic program.
  2. Make your child's sport fun for them, not stressful.
  3. Keep your child's sports experience in perspective and see how you and they fit into the big picture.