Every youth athlete will struggle to succeed; some seasons being harder than others. When I say success, I’m not talking about winning the championship or making the all-star team. Rather, the success I’m referring to is the success of accomplishment, of effort, of finding victory even i.... More »
Regaining Confidence After Injury
A sports parent asks:
“How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.”
Often when your kids a.... More »
Helping Sports Kids Feel Confidence Again After Injury
Coming back from an injury can be one of the toughest mental obstacles for athletes at all stages.
Tracy McGrady, seven- time NBA all-star, spent eight straight seasons scoring more than 24 points per game before fading out in a flash after arth.... More »
Like millions of sports viewers worldwide, I happened to tune into the finals of the women’s tennis championship at the US Open yesterday – and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
If you haven’t seen the video by now (although I assume if you follow sports, you probably hav.... More »
Women and fantasy football may seem like an unlikely pairing to some, but here’s my story. For as long as I can remember, football has run through my veins. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit when Barry Sanders was in his prime. I have fond memories of my parents taking me to NFL […]
The p.... More »
Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go.
And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismissed coaches were simply told, in effect, “The school wants to go in a different direction…
What if, instead of worrying about winning games, we got our athletes to focus first on ‘Winning the Day’? If they focused on their very best, working for the greater good of the team, and getting better every day, what kind of transformation would occur? Bio Hall of Fame head coach Cindy Timchal was named
The post #49 Cindy Timchal, 8x NCAA Champion Lacrosse Coach, on How Champions ‘Win the Day’, Cultivate Leadership, and Do all the Little Things others Hate to Do…