6 Truths Your Child Needs to Know After Every Youth Sports Event

6 Truths Your Child Needs to Know After Every Youth Sports Event
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How Do I Balance My WHY with the Demands of the Youth Sports Culture? + MORE

“This season was a disaster.” A former colleague of mine said to me recently. “We had a ton of fun, the kids learned a lot of new skills and gelled as a team, but we didn’t win as many games as last season.” “Fun and learning are the two primary things we always wanted out The post How D.... More »

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA: How Can We Get Our Kids to Understand the Potential Issues?

Please forgive me, but for the life of me, I still cannot understand why so many of our young and talented athletes decide to post unbelievably stupid, vulgar, and offensive stuff on social media. This is a topic I’ve addressed on my show several times in the past. But the problem seems to go on, .... More »
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It Takes a TEAM for Success: What Every Coach Needs to Know About Going to the Next Level

For any athlete to become a champion, which to means going as far as possible in their sport, it takes a total team effort behind them. Without the appropriate support and guidance of coaches and parents, real success in sports is virtually impossible! The key here is that e.... More »
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Injuries and Self-Image in Youth Sports

How Injuries Can Affect Self-Image Injuries and lack of rest are among the many confidence killers in youth sports, says Dr. Shawn Worthy, Metropolitan State University of Denver professor and clinical psychologist who specializes in sports and adolescent psychology. They can prompt kids to feel bur.... More »

3 Steps to Stopping Ref Abuse in Youth Sports

What is the solution to stopping ref abuse? It is a very real problem. Listen to these facts: In a detailed survey of over 17,000 referees conducted last year by the National Association of Sports Officials, 87% of respondents said that they had suffered from verbal abuse in their role as officia.... More »
In youth sports, no two events are alike. The score, the mistakes, the opponents, the weather, the officials, and how your child feels are all variables that influence the youth sports event experience and make each one unique. However, even though there’s no way for you to know what each competition will look like, coaches…

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