What Can Happen When Parents’ Abuse Chases Away Coaches
By Doug Abrams
The other day, a want-ad of sorts appeared on the computer screen while I was reviewing youth sports articles in the nation’s newspapers. The want-ad was longer than the few-inch ones that typically dominated newspaper clas.... More »
Imagine a basketball game with a packed gymnasium and everyone appears dressed for a Halloween costume parity. The crowd is totally silent until the home team, the Taylor University Knights, score the 10th point. And then, pandemonium ensues. The crowd erupts with noise and dance.
It’s an annu.... More »
Have you figured out how to eat healthy when going to games and tournaments? Let’s be real. Life in busy sports families means that something has to give.What is that “something” for you? For many, mealtimes seem to suffer the most neglect. Travel teams and late afternoon or early.... More »
Parents: Help Sports Kids Let go of Mistakes
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Kay about what she can do when her son freezes because the coach is really intense.
Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to su.... More »
Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
A parent asks:
“My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.”
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... 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…
In 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…
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…