A parent recently asked me: How do I let go? The million dollar question!
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Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games
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Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
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How badly does your kid want to play football?
I mean, would want your son want to truly risk his life to play the sport he loves?
And no….I’m not talking about suffering a concussion and the aftermath from repeated concussions.
I’m talking about a most unusual case of a Towson University football player named Gavin Class who almost died in August, 2013, during a fall practice session…
It is finally here – that day your gymnast’s coach says she is ready for her first optional floor routine and her own floor music! Chances are she already has lots of ideas as to the music she wants to use – after all, from the time they are little, every gymnast listens to music with the idea that one day she will have her own floor music and every song is a “potential” routine!
So, how do you go about getting your daughter’s floor music?
Every year, I travel throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, and give well over 100 presentations to parents and coaches. I speak to tens of thousands of people about youth sports, coaching, and athlete development. Every time I do a live event, I get asked the following question: “If you are presenting all this […