12 Negative Thoughts Holding You and Your Child Back + MORE

12 Negative Thoughts Holding You and Your Child Back + MORE

How the Hard Work of Youth Sports is Still Fun

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. There is rarely anything fun about the hard work of youth sports. Although hard work and fun can co-exist in youth sports, let’s not sugar coat the sweat, the sore muscles, and the exhaustion that yo.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Practical Advice from a Sports Dad Who’s in the Trenches + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Today, I’m taking a break from talking with coaches and expertst to chat with a sports dad who’s in the trenches of youth sports, where probably most of you are. Kevin Duy of Sports Dad Hub is a proud Sports Dad from St. Louis, Missou.... More »

When Your Child is a Sore Loser

Does you child have a hard time when he or she loses? For more on losing: Losing Etiquette: 9 Rules for Sports Parents 4 Steps for Losing Correctly Learn about my 4-step plan for being a positive sports parent.          Related Stories6 words every young athl.... More »
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What Does Your Child’s VICTORY Look Like? + MORE

Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.          Related StoriesWhy Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports .... More »
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CoachUp MVP Awards: Chase Wickham + MORE

Back in July, we allowed our athletes and parents to vote for their favorite coaches across the platform so we could highlight the winners. Of those winners, the full article can be found here, Chase Wickham, a soccer coach from North Carolina received our award for Most Impactful, accompanied by th.... More »
Negative Thoughts are hard to ignore. They affect all areas of our lives, and when it comes to youth sports, it seems parents are especially susceptible to it. Author Steven Covey says that “We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” These 12 negative thoughts could be…

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national youth football tournaments 1449504247 1728235445 12  Negative Thoughts Holding You and Your Child Back + MOREIn 2008, high school freshman Duke Pieper was poised to start as a varsity player on the prestigious Hill-Murray High School varsity hockey team. The Hill-Murray hockey program is considered one of the best in the nation with an unparalleled history of success. With this recognition as a standout hockey player at such a young age, Pieper dreamed of going on to play in the National Hockey League…

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Wayne Mazzoni has dual careers: one, he’s the long-time pitching coach at Sacred Heart University (Bridgeport, CT) which is a very successful D-1 program, and two, he’s a nationally-recognized expert on college recruiting (check out his website at CoachWayneMazzoni.com).
Over the years, I have had Wayne on my show to talk about college recruiting tips from the view point of the HS athlete and his or her parents…

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