3 Tennis Tips for Your Forehand + MORE

3 Tennis Tips for Your Forehand + MORE
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How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
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Helping Sports Kids Set Goals

Building Confidence in Youth Sports A sports parent asks: “I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?” Goal setting is essential in and out of sports. A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
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The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket: Final Four + MORE

The Bracket: Week 2 Results (SEE FULL BRACKET) The third week is complete in our search for the greatest fictional coach of all time. We had some more interesting matchups this go round. Four coaches are left. Who will move on to the championship round? Voting Continues Below Gordon Bombay (1) v.... More »

Why “why?” is Way More Than Just An Annoying Question Your Child Asks to Drive You Crazy + MORE

Every child reaches the stage of why? somewhere around two or three years old.  And I regret to inform you that it really never goes away. Teenagers ask why? for different reasons, perhaps, but with the same annoying intensity. You may try to ignore the whys by changing the subject (when they are.... More »

JJ Watt Quotes for Inspiration

These JJ Watt quotes will give you a taste of how the NFL star and humanitarian thinks. When Houston Texans’ defensive end Justin James Watt was able to raise over $33 million in relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, it fulfilled what his mother taught him as a child. Popularly known as JJ Watt, Ju.... More »
Tennis Tip: Forehand

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My forehand is a strong shot that at the right time, I can use as a weapon on the tennis court. Although I hate to admit it, because I do have a decent shot, I still need more forehand training. My elbow is not always right, and I cannot always get the ball where it should go…

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Changing the Game in Youth Sports

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On April 26, 2014 I had the honor of presenting a talk at TEDx Bend Oregon entitled “Changing the Game in Youth Sports.” The power of the TED platform, and its international recognition as a brand that brings “ideas worth sharing” to the forefront of conversation, was such an incredible platform to be able to […

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