Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center is not only one of the finest youth soccer academies in the world. On every field, the future of the club is evident, as aspiring young players dodge, weave, pass and move the United way. At the same time, everywhere you turn you stare at history. Ima.... More »
Coaches and Parents, are you looking for a way to help your kids get better in sports? Do you wish there was more that you could do? Parents, you may feel helpless because you don’t know enough about your child’s sport. Or Coaches, maybe you’d just like some fresh ideas for running.... More »
Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »
By Taayoo A. Murray
In the Caribbean, there is an expression, "Seven brothers, seven different minds". As parents, we often try to fit our children into molds. The belief is that if we know where they fit, we can better parent them.
As a mom of boys with two distinctly different pe.... More »
Parenting a teen athlete is a different world from parenting a little leaguer or a pee-wee player. Things rise: the costs, the stakes, the competition, the drama, and your sacrifices. Your kids are growing up and changing right before your eyes, but the problem is that as kids mature, many parents stay the same…
I gets lots of queries all the time when it comes to the arcane world of college recruiting, and one question comes up all the time:
How can a college coach offer an athletic scholarship to a kid in 8th or 9th grade — is that offer really legit,or just some sort of publicity stunt? And in addition to that first question, others follow right away:
1 – Can the athlete count on that scholarship money being there when they graduate HS?
2- What happens if that college coach who made the offer has since moved on, or has been fired? Is the university and the subsequent new coach on the hook for the scholarship for the kid?
3 – And what about the athlete? Suppose they change their mind about going to that college which offered the scholarship……
Your ability to focus on what’s important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you’ll never perform to your true potential!
Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsible for athletic excellence…