Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games
Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach.
Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was .... More »
Georgia Announces New Football Concussion Rules
By Doug Abrams
Last month, the executive committee of the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, voted unanimously to limit full- contact drills in football practice sessions. The new limits, which tak.... More »
What’s The Problem With Perfectionism?
Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right?
But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... More »
A few days ago, Ken Belson of the NY Times did a probing feature about the continuing decline of HS football numbers in this country.
Ken happened to focus on Maplewood Richmond Heights HS, a HS school from the St. Louis suburban area, a public HS that just five years ago was competing for a Missour.... More »
For a few weeks I kept hearing the name of this boy. He would come up in the car, or be the answer to the question, “Who are you texting?” Then one day there he was, strolling up to my car window as I dropped her off at a party. He was confident and pleasant, wearing glasses and a white t.... More »
As you prepare for the upcoming Little League, Cal Ripken, youth baseball, travel team, or rec ball, here are some basic tips every parent and coach should keep in mind at all times:
BASEBALL IS THE TOUGHEST SKILL GAME TO PLAY
You have to learn how to throw. How to catch. How to field. How to hit. How to learn the rules…
Like most successful teen athletes, Christina Gordon felt like an unbreakable, invincible force for much of her youth. Standing head and shoulders above her peers in terms of talent, she dominated the highest levels of youth soccer and caught the attention of college recruiters around the country with her impressive athleticism, inspired play and leadership qualities…