Parental worry and anxiety are normal however, being a sports parent can increase those feelings
The worry list for sports parents is long: playing time, bullying, conflicts with coaches or teammates, game-time performance, and injuries.
It’s a parental instinct to want to protect our children. One way we make ourselves feel better is to think about those things happening, and then proceed to worry about them. Worrying makes us feel like we have some semblance of power, when in fact, we have very little control at all.