The last few years have been a rocky time for HS football players – and for their parents as well.
So far this season, eight HS football players have died while participating in the sport. Clearly, no one ever wants to go through the heartache of watching a teen-aged son collapse — and.... More »
Guest Post by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD
Is there an “art of giving?” I believe there is. Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and poetry, giving is an individual expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves.
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How to Introduce Sports Psychology to Young Athletes
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mike about how you can introduce mental coaching to your sports kids.
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Confronting a coach is not a habit that I advocate when a parent is unhappy with playing time, position, or even coaching strategy. But I know that there will be times when you feel you must do it anyway for one of those purposes, or even for a reason that has nothing to do with...Read More
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Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? by Tina Muir Tina is a Saucony sponsored elite runner that has a strong passion for the road. She’s been running for 14 years and moved to the United States in 2007 to run for a living. Tina has run a marathon in 2:37 and […]
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Whether we’re talking about closing the front door, making a replica of the Alamo out of salt dough or cleaning poor Goldie’s dirty tank, we all know it shouldn’t take threats, bribes and every-three-minute “reminders” to get our kids to complete their responsibilities. So why does it? One thing is for sure: “Because I said so” doesn’t apply to this generation of savvy-yet-stubborn kids…
A strong family unit is important for every child, whether it’s blood family or friends-like-family. In fact, it’s one of the four keys to your child’s youth sports success. I believe very strongly in the importance of family and so I want to take a few minutes and give you some ideas for helping your…
Abuse in youth sports is surprisingly common, says Sophia Grant, M.D., of Cook Children’s Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, with nearly half of athletes reporting suffering some form of emotional abuse playing sports, such as name calling or yelling by fans, coaches, or parents, playing sports.
By James Leath “When did parenting get to be so stressful?” began a recent post on the Changing the Game Project Facebook page. “I worry that if I don’t provide them with the best equipment, or get them on the best team, or take them to every camp or tournament, then I am letting my […]
Alex Flanagan, reporter and host for NFL Network and NBC Sports, is also a mother to children who play sports. She started a blog for sports parents called, I Love to Watch You Play, where she shares insights into how she personally balances life and youth sports and useful information for sports parents everywhere…
On Wednesdays, we do Coach Spotlights. This week, we’ve got the fitness guru from Castle Rock, Colorado, Brian Hoffman! With sports education in areas all over the map, Coach Hoffman is able to tailor your session to whatever you may need. Given his flexible nature, any coaches reading this should consider taking some of his […]
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