Guest Post by Katie Hurley, LCSW
Six months ago, I took my eight-year-old daughter on a road trip to San Francisco. It was her first trip to the area and she researched the city to find the best spots to visit. The list was long and we didn’t stand a chance of completing it in two days, but she.... More »
The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?”
The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some tr.... More »
Do Sports Kids Worry Too Much About What Parents Think?
In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on cont.... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Brian Brunkow of Zero Offseason. Brian Brunkow is a San Diego-based lawyer, Glazier Head Coach Academy speaker, and the author of Zero Offseason, a guidebook on divorce & sports parenting. With a background i.... More »
Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes
A young athlete writes:
“I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »
For this Spotlight Interview, we asked Coach Rick W. a few questions. Coach Rick coaches running and track and field with CoachUp. He has DI and DII college running and track and field coaching experience and was an All-American in D1 cross country.
Tell us about yourself.
I ran cross country and track & field starting as a sophomore in high school through college and for three years competitively after college…
Every HS coach wants to put forth his or her best line-up on the field. That’s only natural and to be expected. After all, it’s the nature of competitive sports.
But what about an assistant varsity coach who consciously decides that the team’s best line-up includes…her? Even if she’s ineligible?
Apparently, that’s what happened a couple of weeks ago at Desoto County HS in southern Florida when Juany Gonzales, an asst varsity coach for the girls’ soccer program, found herself playing in a game against rival HS, Lemon Bay HS…