Top Ten Posts On Sports Dad Hub

Top-10-Posts-On-Sports-Dad-HubThere have been quite a few new subscribers to over the last few months. I thought this would be a good time to compile a quick reference guide to the top ten most read posts. Now that there are more than 80 posts on the site, it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re new here. And even if you’ve been a subscriber for a while, there’s a good chance you may have missed some of these posts too.

I love it when we generate some conversation around a topic. So feel free to add to the comments if you have anything to contribute or ask.

This would be a great post to share with other Sports Dads who may not know about the awesome community we’re building here.

Thanks so much for helping the community grow. We’re in this crazy world of youth sports together. Sometimes it feels like a runaway train that can easily take us down the wrong track. We need to stick together to keep everything under control and in the proper perspective. The more like-minded Sports Dads we can involve, the better. Let’s continue to learn from each other and continue to give youth sports back to our kids.

OK. My mini rant is over. Now on to the top ten posts…

#10. How To Help Your Son Improve His Game, Without Criticism

#9. Home Run Robber: A Fun Baseball Drill For Young Outfielders

#8. The Most Important Soccer Skill For Kids To Develop

#7. The Hockey Dad I Wanted To Punch In The Mouth

#6. Water Balloon Ball: A Fun Way For Kids To Beat The Heat

#5. Kids Playing Multiple Sports: Too Much Of A Fun Thing?

#4. A New Ice Hockey Dad’s Guide To Your First Season

#3. The 8 Most Annoying Sports Parents

#2. Why All Hockey Dads Should Love The Pre-Dawn Practices

#1. 7 Things Every Sports Dad Can Learn From Richard Verlander

As always, thanks for reading and sharing!


The Leadoff Post

Yep. I’ve done it. With this post, I’ve officially contributed to the overpopulated world of parent blogs. But as the name of this blog indicates, this isn’t just a blog about parenting. Sports Dad Hub is a blog for dads. Dads with a son who has a passion for sports. The primary goal of Sports Dad Hub is to help you help your son be the best athlete HE wants to be. The secondary goal is to help you be the best Sports Dad you want to be.

I’m a father of three boys who love sports. My favorite two things in the world are watching my boys play sports and playing sports with my boys. My goal as a dad is to be as supportive as possible and fuel their passion for sports, without burning them out. I want to provide them with the best opportunities to be the best athletes that THEY want to be.

Don’t Be “That Dad”

There’s a fine line between being supportive and being overbearing. I don’t want to be “that dad.” You know the one. That dad who screams at his son during games. That dad who thinks his kid is a prodigy, and destined to go pro. That dad who goes nuts on a 13-year old umpire at his 7-year old’s baseball game because he missed a call. That dad who harps on his son so much that he takes all the joy out of sports. That dad on YouTube starting a brawl at his son’s Pop Warner football game.

Yeah. Definitely don’t want to be that dad. That dad is a dick.

Don’t Be This Dad Either

However, I also don’t want to be the dad who is always too busy to play with his son. The dad who doesn’t figure out a way to scrimp and save to buy his boy a good pair of used in-line hockey skates at the second-hand sports store so his son can play as much hockey as he wants. The dad who doesn’t fuel his son’s love of the game.

Yeah. Definitely don’t want to be that dad either. That dad is a douche.

I believe it’s my job as a dad to instill the fundamentals of sports and the lessons that will stay with my boys for the rest of their lives. I don’t want to be responsible for holding them back. I want them to realize their full potential. Whatever it may be. If their full potential is being the fifth best player on their team. So be it. If they love it, I want to support it and help them get there.

I’m No Expert, and I Didn’t Stay At A Holiday Inn Express Last Night

I am not an “expert” on parenting and I don’t play one on the internet. I believe there is no such thing. As parents, we’re all training on the job. So much of our training involves trial and error. Here at Sports Dad Hub, I’ll share my trials and errors. I’ll also provide you with some great tools you can use on and off the field to help fuel your son’s passion for sports.

My posts will cover a variety of topics, everything from how-to guides to reviews of kids sports gear. Some posts will contain great information that I’ve researched and want to pass on to you. Other posts will be my opinions and thoughts on a topic in an effort to begin a dialogue within the Hub. I envision Sports Dad Hub as a community where Sports Dads can hang out and help each other raise the best athletes our sons want to be.

If you share my goals for yourself as a dad, then Sports Dad Hub is for you. I hope you keep coming back and that I hear from you soon.

Here’s to helping our sons be the best athletes THEY want to be!



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