Having kids in sports does not automatically turn you into a stressed out sports parent. In fact, I’ve known many parents who know how to enjoy the experience without letting it turn them into crazed moms and dads. Families with multiple kids playing multiple sports are more prone to the stres.... More »
How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes
A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big.
The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... More »
While many athletes yearn to be leaner and lighter, some athletes have to be leaner and lighter. If you compete in a sport with weight classes (i.e., wrestling, lightweight rowing) or in a sport that is sensitive to weight (cycling, running), you likely put pressure on yourself to achieve a weight .... More »
Rugby is one of the most important and most followed sports in Australia. But for a young Japanese woman to make an inspirational career in rugby is something unheard of. This is the story of Ayane Hirata, who has gone on to inspire so many Japanese women that there are so many who are following on .... More »
I had the opportunity to interview Sue on my show this AM, and I jumped at it. Lots of questions for her, but most of all, how and why is Geno Auriemma, the long-time head coach at UConn women’s basketball, so successful year after year. As you may know, UConn just won its 11 NCAA championship.... More »
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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