10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

3 Steps to Stopping Ref Abuse in Youth Sports

What is the solution to stopping ref abuse? It is a very real problem. Listen to these facts: In a detailed survey of over 17,000 referees conducted last year by the National Association of Sports Officials, 87% of respondents said that they had suffered from verbal abuse in their role as officia.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football. As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »

Iowa Hawkeyes Start a New Tradition by Waving to the Children’s Hospital

What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »
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Certificates for Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball and More + MORE

Our certificates for youth sports are a great way to recognize players and coaches. Many youth sports are year round experiences. But, some winter sports are winding down or are completely over for teams. If you’re a coach in youth sports or a team parent, or maybe just an interest sports pare.... More »

Sports Parents, Whose Game Is it? Yours or Your Child’s? + MORE

Sports parents, are you letting your child play his or her game, or are they playing yours? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. It’s hard for spor.... More »
These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t do everything right, but we managed and in the…

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Today marks a huge day in the evolution of the Changing the Game Project, as we launch the first three episodes of our brand new endeavor, the Way of Champions Podcast (click here to subscribe)! Our goal is to give parents, coaches, youth sports administrators, and athletes access to the top minds in coaching, talent
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Coaches Who Distract Young Athletes By Yelling
A sports parent asks:
“How do athletes handles coaches who are constantly yelling instructions? It appears that this distracts and confuses athletes more than it helps.”
The answer to this question depends in part on how old the athlete is…
Young players, in the 8- to 10-year-old range, often need to know where they should be positioned, and can benefit from instructions while they’re on the field…

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10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: A Club Team Worth Emulating….

For years on my Sports Edge radio show, I have cautioned sports parents about the potential pitfalls and real concerns regarding travel team sports. Everything from unfair tryouts to coaches who want to win at all costs to the escalating amounts of time and money that having a child on a travel can .... More »
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The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her.... More »
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When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports? + MORE

“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one se.... More »
These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t do everything right, but we managed and in the…

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Today marks a huge day in the evolution of the Changing the Game Project, as we launch the first three episodes of our brand new endeavor, the Way of Champions Podcast (click here to subscribe)! Our goal is to give parents, coaches, youth sports administrators, and athletes access to the top minds in coaching, talent
The post Episode #1 of the Way of Champions Podcast with 36x NCAA Champion Dr…

Continue Reading On changingthegameproject.com »

youth sports 1491581639 1290532311 10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE
Coaches Who Distract Young Athletes By Yelling
A sports parent asks:
“How do athletes handles coaches who are constantly yelling instructions? It appears that this distracts and confuses athletes more than it helps.”
The answer to this question depends in part on how old the athlete is…
Young players, in the 8- to 10-year-old range, often need to know where they should be positioned, and can benefit from instructions while they’re on the field…

Continue Reading On youthsportspsychology.com »