A lot of parents have resolved to be better and more supportive sports moms and sports dads this year, according to a survey by team funding app FlipGive.
The poll of 1,000 American parents whose children are actively involved in organized sports looked to uncover parents’ biggest resolutions related to games, practices, schedules, and healthy lifestyle choices.
First off, some states have parents more committed than others. The top 10 states where parents are making resolutions to be better sports moms and dads are:
- Alabama — 73%
- Arkansas — 71%
- California — 69%
- Michigan — 67%
- Texas — 66%
- North Carolina — 65%
- New York — 64%
- Maryland — 63%
- Virginia — 60%
- Arizona — 57%
The survey yielded many other interesting insights on sports parents’ New Year’s resolutions as well.
For example, most parents (37%) want to spend time helping their child practice/train (37%), with the runner up being arrive on time to games and practices (23%). Following these goals: volunteer to help out with team duties like carpool (21%), and bake time into their family’s schedule for meals together (19%).
Here are some additional findings:
- Nationwide, 54% of parents plan on making New Year’s resolutions related to their child’s sports involvement this year, and of those, roughly 64% believe they will achieve them.
- Nearly 63% of U.S. families make resolutions together, with 33% of parents saying their resolution will be taking time once a week to get outside and stay active together.
- Overall, 30% of the respondents are hoping to support their family members by attending other family member’s matches or games.
“Parents can ensure they keep their resolutions for 2020 by setting forth goals that are realistic and measurable, defining clear steps on how to achieve them, and setting up progress checks points to ensure they’re on track,” FlipGive CEO and Co-Founder Mark Bachman said. “For example, if your resolution is to arrive on time to all games and practices, plan ahead so you and your young athlete can get out the door faster, and keep a log of your arrival times to track progress.”
Sounds great! Good Luck Parents!