Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety
Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart.
In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »
6 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Athlete Simply put, no one likes to work for a micromanaging boss. It suffocates and aggravates us, while also keeping us from taking risks. Your young athlete feels that same way when you micromanage as a sports parent. Perhaps you are not even aware of your.... More »
Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children.
Here’s a quiz:.... More »
In an attempt to motivate your child, have you ever fallen into the trap of comparing them to another athlete or sibling? It may seem like an efficient motivational tactic, but actually its effect is short- lived, if it even has an impact. I tried it a few times and what was the result? My kids...R.... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #2 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask hard.... More »
Brent McFarlane, noted Canadian hurdle and sprint coach, wrote one of the best books on hurdling, The Science of Hurdling, which unfortunately is out of print. The last time I read it I had to use the interlibrary loan system to find a copy.
But fortunately for us, Brent made a brief pitch in it for visualization, a mental skill easily used in sport, and other psychological skills needed by athletes on page 239 of his book…
Twins… double the love, the fun, and the joy! But sometimes twins can be double the trouble – or at least that’s how it feels when sibling competition kicks into high gear and you’re trying to manage the chaos in “stereo.” And it’s not just twins. Parents with siblings close in age can experience the same frustration…
I have covered a lot of unusual developments in amateur sports over the years, but this one really made me sit back and think.
Suppose I told you that in the state of NJ, there are a bunch of talented HS basketball players who decided to transfer from their current HS to a different school district, then enroll in that school, and then play on the basketball team right away…