Recruiting for Parents

This Support Group For Sports Parents Hits Eerily Close to Home

Sport Parent Support Group

Meet Jill, Todd, David, Wade, and other recovering sports parents.

In a parody video from Sport Nova Scotia, parents of young athletes join an Alcoholics Anonymous-style group therapy session to discuss their children.

The sports parents all worry about sport specialization.

One child is a year-round soccer player who might not make the team.

Another is a basketball player who stopped growing.

And yet another is a child who asked his dad to stop living vicariously through him.

Check out the video — remember, it’s a parody — below.

Are these sports parents worrying too much?

We’ve written before about whether it’s better to be a one-sport athlete, but what’s your take?

Let us know on Twitter, or join the conversation on Facebook.


Whether your athlete is playing one or multiple sports, you can continue to encourage them to play in college. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.

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Andy McKernan

Andy McKernan is the content strategist at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. A content marketer with a background in creative writing, Andy brings several years of experience to NCSA.