Every child deserves a fun youth sports experience…

The Iceberg System

Equipping Parents & Coaches To Best Support Youth Athletes

The Youth Sports Problem

Unrealistic Expectations & Misguided Priorities Are Wreaking Havoc In Youth Sports

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Parents & coaches mean well, but winning & performance are often prioritized over fun & learning resulting in…

Common Mistakes In Youth Sports Today

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Parents' Mistakes

  • Parents coaching their unreceptive kids on the car ride home.
  • Constantly talking about sports at the dinner table.
  • Registering their kids for extra skills training despite needing a night off.

Coaches' Mistakes

  • Coaches opting to use unbalanced playing time for young athletes.
  • Continually shouting instructions to their players – joystick coaching.
  • Benching some kids after a mistake, but allowing others to play through errors.

Adults' Mistakes

  • Adults screaming at the officials throughout the entire game.
  • Encouraging kids to specialize in their sport at an early age.
  • Telling kids to focus on their goals – ie. hitting .300 or averaging 12 ppg.

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

The Youth Sports Solution

The Iceberg System

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What is it?

It’s a curriculum of 3 different short (30-minute) online courses.  Each course includes communication tools for parents, coaches, and athletes.

Who is it for?

Iceberg Sports Education partners with youth sports associations, clubs, and schools to educate parents & coaches of 3rd-8th grade athletes.

How does it work?

It’s easy!  Parents & coaches are required to take one 30-minute course per year (3rd-8th grade). Our software tracks their participation.

Course 1: The Foundation

Here’s What You Get From The First Course

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Parents will stop coaching their unreceptive athletes on the car ride home.  It’s the one thing kids dislike most about youth sports.

Coaches will clearly explain to parents & athletes how playing time is determined.  A coach’s lack of transparency about playing time is parents’ primary complaint in youth sports.

Parents will align their goals with their children’s.  Both parents & coaches will help their athletes to focus on things they control significantly reducing stress on kids.

Parents & coaches will gain insights into what truly makes sports enjoyable for kids, ensuring athletes have a blast and continue playing year after year.

Communication will be significantly improved between parents, coaches, and athletes due to these 5 tools:

PRE-SEASON COMMUNICATION TOOLS

The coach gets a copy of the Parent & Athlete Primers

The Parent Primer

Helps parents clarify their goals for their child.  It also gives coaches insight into how to best coach the child and into the parent’s expectations for the season.

The Athlete Primer

Streamlines communication regarding the child’s goals and expectations for the season.  It also helps to align athletes, parents, & coaches for smooth collaboration.

The Coach’s Checklist

Optimizes coaches’ pre-season team meeting by ensuring all important topics are addressed. It ensures everyone is clear on how playing time decisions will be made.

IN-SEASON COMMUNICATION TOOLS

The In-Season Discussion Checklist

Equips parents with thought-provoking questions to foster deeper conversations with their child to strengthen the parent-athlete bond during the season.

The Anonymous Team Survey

Allows coaches to gauge the quality of the experience they’re delivering and make adjustments if needed.  Athletes fill out the survey 1/3 of the way into the season. 

The Curriculum

The 3 Courses Inside The Iceberg System

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testimonials

Youth Sports Leaders Praise The Iceberg System

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“Parents really enjoyed The Iceberg System and we had great feedback on it. This is really worth it.”

Chad Greenway

PRESIDENT, WAYZATA GIRLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

“The content is comprehensive and addresses many different areas of youth sports, and really drives home the message of keeping the kids in mind. “

Jennyfer Hildre

CO-PRESIDENT, ST. LOUIS PARK GIRLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

“I thought the lessons were excellent. They were a fantastic summary of parent issues without being too preachy.”

Daniel Harrison

PRESIDENT, COTTAGE GROVE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Watch The Video

Get A Taste Of The Iceberg System

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3 Simple Steps

Here’s How The Process Works 

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1

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.

2

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.

3

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!

For The Kids

The Investment

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For Individuals

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EACH COURSE

$30

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR COURSE BUNDLES

For Organizations

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EACH YEAR

$10

PER ATHLETE – WHICH COVERS ALL PARENTS & COACHES

Plus These Bonuses For Organizations…

so it’s quick and easy to implement

"DONE FOR YOU" ACCOUNT SET UP

Feel like an All-Star. Iceberg Sports Education will set up a custom account for your organization so you can focus on more important things for the families in your association.

"GET EVERYONE ON BOARD" EMAIL TEMPLATE

You won’t have to spend precious time crafting your own communication about The Iceberg System. Customize the ready-to-go templates to fit your program’s needs.

CUSTOM "PARTICIPATION TRACKING" REPORTS

Our software allows you to generate custom reports tracking parent & coach participation at each age level / grade. All it takes is just a click of a button.

"KICK STARTER" ZOOM CALL

This 30-minute call provides you with a thorough walk-through of the process, ensuring you’re prepared and confident to implement The Iceberg System in your organization.

My Guarantee

A Final Word To Youth Sports Organization Leaders

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I recognize the weight of responsibility you carry as a youth sports organization (YSO) leader. Every decision you make impacts the families in your association. Naturally, you want to ensure your decisions are both wise and economically sound.

To support you in this mission, Iceberg Sports Education offers YSO leaders FREE access to our courses.  It’s not just about giving you a sneak peek; it’s about guaranteeing The Iceberg System aligns perfectly with your organization’s goals and expectations.

Let’s Go!  Schedule a 10-minute call today!

For the kids,

Lynnelle Sell

Founder, Iceberg Sports Education

FAQs

Have Questions?

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Is parent & coach participation optional or required?

Parent & coach participation is required.

Iceberg Sports Education partners with youth sports organizations to make a lasting impact on the youth sports experience for kids. Most adults don’t realize they need sports parent or coach education, so if it’s optional, participation is poor.

Our software tracks parent & coach participation. 

How do the 6 courses work together?

Parents & coaches in an organization take ONE course per year. The 6 courses are designed like a school curriculum.

If your organization has 3rd-8th grade athletes:

In year 1 of our partnership, everyone watches Course 1. In the 2nd year of partnership, the 3rd-grade parents & coaches view Course 1 and 4th-8th-grade parents & coaches see Course 2. And so on…

By the 6th year of partnership, each grade will be watching a different course.

What if a family joins our organization after 3rd grade / 9U?

If a family joins your organization after 3rd grade / 9U, they will start with course 1 and progress one course per year.

How much time and effort will it take to implement?

It will take about an hour of time in total for your organization to implement The Iceberg System.