• Parent Certifications

S.M.A.R.T. Parents for Youth Sports

This program is designed to be a supplemental program to the S.P.O.R.T.S Youth Coaches' Certification Program.  The combination of the two (2) programs will help prevent and minimize negative situations that occur too often today, and to create a quality, safe and enjoyable athletics experience for the youth of Texas.

Topics that will be covered during the course of the program include:


Sports Parenting
     Problem behaviors and how to avoid them
Mental Preparedness
     Seeing situations arise and how to relax
After effects
     The consequences of you and your coaches actions
Rules of the Game
     Know the rules and how to deal with officials
Taking Responsibility
     For yourself, family and friends

For more information on how to establish the S.M.A.R.T. Parents Certification Program in your city, please contact the T.A.A.F. State Office.