Busy Sports parents, do you feel like you’re drowning? Last night I was talking with a sports mom, who was recounting her busy day to me: running from school to home to pre-game drop-off, to home, and back to the game. It made me tired just listening to her! I remember that life. There were....... More »
Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states that have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but that safety gaps persist.
The number of states (and percent improvements since the 2014-15 school .... More »
What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared One injury is all it takes — just one. The loss of a player for the season on any team could even happen in an event off the field. Shoot, the 48-hour stomach flu has made its mark in crucial moments throughout sports —.... More »
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1)
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Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes
A young athlete writes:
“I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... 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…