50% of kids quit sports by age 11

Short Online Courses For Busy Youth Sports Parents & Coaches

We partner with youth sports organizations to cut the drama & complaints and create a more enjoyable youth sports experience for kids

Tackling The Problems In Youth Sports Today Can Be a Real Challenge


Has your organization faced any of these issues?

Problem Parents

  • Have you dealt with parents with unrealistic expectations who complain about team selection, playing time, or player development?


  • Have you experienced parents yelling at the officials or constantly shouting instructions from the sidelines or stands?

Overemphasis On Winning

  • Have you noticed a focus on winning that often overshadows the importance of fun, learning, and simply letting kids play?


  • Are you aware of the pressure on young athletes to excel, specialize early, and engage in all the extra training opportunities?

Coaching Challenges

  • Have you had issues with win-at-all-cost coaches who use unbalanced playing time, are too hard on kids, or are disrespectful to officials?


  • Has your organization had trouble recruiting volunteer coaches?

All Kids Deserve To Have A Fun Youth Sports Experience


50% of kids in the United States quit sports by 11 years old and the primary reason is because they’re not having fun

Educate Parents & Coaches

We get parents & coaches on the same page about how to create a fun youth sports experience so kids have a blast and keep playing in your organization year after year. 

Create Clear Communication

Our communication tools create a clear dialogue between parents, coaches, and athletes, significantly cutting the drama and complaints in your organization. 

Leverage Intrinsic Motivation

To create lasting impact, we tap into parents’ & coaches’ natural motivation to support their athletes, rather than relying on external motivators (rewards or punishments) for change.

Your Role As A Youth Sports Leader Is No Easy Task


I know you invest a tremendous amount of time and energy into running a successful youth sports organization. It’s not easy, especially if dealing with parents with unrealistic expectations or win-at-all-cost coaches.

As a parent to 3 grown athletic kids, a youth coach for over 15 years, and a former college athlete, I understand your challenges.  I created The Iceberg System to help you do two important things with little time or financial investment:

1. To stop well-meaning parents & coaches from accidentally sucking the fun out of youth sports so kids are excited to keep playing year after year.

2. To improve the communication between parents, coaches, and athletes to significantly reduce the drama and complaints within your organization.

Over 90% of participating parents & coaches said The Iceberg System will help them improve the youth sports experience for their athletes.

Lynnelle Sell

Founder, Iceberg Sports Education

Praise For The Iceberg System


Youth Sports Organization Leader

“This stuff is different, pithy, and tangible.  Even our most seasoned parents & coaches found it helpful.”


“Originally, I thought this was a silly thing to have to do because I feel like I’m not a crazy parent but I realized that I’m making a lot of mistakes and this course helped me !!! I’m excited to use what I learned this season!”


“Everyone needs to hear this message.  The coach’s stuff on playing time was wonderful.”

What Makes The Iceberg System Different?


It’s a curriculum of 6 short online courses. Parents & coaches are required to take one 30-minute course per year (3rd-8th grade). 

It’s the only program where parents & coaches take the same courses so everyone knows how to best support youth athletes. 

All courses are regularly updated to include the latest research and expert recommendations and also adapted based on feedback.

The program is affordable for all. It’s just $10 per athlete which covers all parents, coaches, and leaders in your organization.  

Here’s How The Process Works



Schedule A Call

Book a quick call to discuss your organization’s needs and get any questions answered. If interested, you’ll get FREE access to the courses so you can vet the program yourself.


Loop In Other Leaders

Schedule a 10-minute virtual or in-person presentation about The Iceberg System for an upcoming board meeting. Let your leadership team make an informed decision.


Watch Your Org Thrive

Create an environment where your kids have a blast and play year after year and your organization has a lot less drama, conflicts, & complaints.  It’s a win for everyone!

Don’t Let Your Kids Become A Statistic


Parents & coaches have the best intentions, but misguided priorities and the overwhelming desire to see your child “succeed” can profoundly impact kids.

These issues appear in scenarios like:

  • Parents coaching their unreceptive athletes on the car ride home.
  • Youth coaches using unbalanced playing time rather than developing all players.

Partner with Iceberg Sports Education to give the kids in your organization the youth sports experience they truly deserve!


Score Big with A Trio of Game-Changing Tools


The Team Selection Guide

Tired of the drama and complaints once teams are announced?  This simple checklist with templates will save your time and sanity by slashing complaints after teams are announced.  Plus, it equips parents with strategies to effectively help their athletes manage nerves during tryouts and navigate disappointing roster outcomes.

The Coach's Checklist

Use this tool to help the coaches in your youth sports organization.  Coaching can be incredibly time-consuming and demanding.  This checklist:  1. Saves coaches’ time and effort when preparing for their pre-season team meeting. 2. Lists all of the essential topics coaches must cover. 3. Sets the stage for open dialogue from day one of the season.

The Optimal Push Guide

Be the best parent for your athlete!  Take the quiz inside to discover if you’re a supportive, pressuring, or optimal pushing parent…and learn how to make changes if necessary. Also, get answers to questions like, “My athlete is not doing the necessary things to achieve their goals. How can I best handle it without damaging our relationship?”