COACHING TIPS: Learning from Pro Athletes Who Are Sports Parents Too

COACHING TIPS: Learning from Pro Athletes Who Are Sports Parents Too

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why is Soccer Declining at the Youth Level?

On the morning of the World Cup championship, the New York Times decided to run an article about the declining numbers of American kids aged 6-12 playing soccer in this country. According to research conducted by the Sports and Fitness Association, which has run surveys sports for years, soccer enro.... More »
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Injuries and Self-Image in Youth Sports

How Injuries Can Affect Self-Image Injuries and lack of rest are among the many confidence killers in youth sports, says Dr. Shawn Worthy, Metropolitan State University of Denver professor and clinical psychologist who specializes in sports and adolescent psychology. They can prompt kids to feel bur.... More »
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How Steph Curry Became Resilient: A Lesson for Parents + MORE

Using Resiliency to Overcome Frustration Does your young athlete become frustrated when things don’t go as planned during a game or even practice? Does frustration lead them to think negatively about themselves? Do they lose confidence in their ability? To not want to play anymore? Young athletes.... More »

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA: The Issues Only Continue to Grow in Size + MORE

LAST SUNDAY ON MY WFAN SPORTS EDGE RADIO SHOW, WE HAD A MOST SPIRITED DISCUSSION ABOUT THE GROWING – AND DISTURBING – IMPACT THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS HAVING ON OUR KIDS — AND ESPECIALLY ON OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES. AS YOU MAY RECALL, I STARTED THE CONVERSATION LAST WEEK BY TALKING ABOUT JOSH HADER.... More »

Illinois Paves the Way for HS Football Policy + MORE

It has been a long time coming… Not a new post on this blog, rather, a proactive and thoughtful policy/plan for high school football safety. This process has not been easy and there is no way I can take full… Continue reading →.... More »
 Decorum and Fun:
Advice From the Pinnacle For Youth Leaguers’ Parents
 By Doug Abrams
One Sunday morning in late February, University of South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin arrived a few minutes early for his 10-year-old son’s basketball game. Near the end of the prior 9-year-old game, he watched a parent charge onto the court to confront the referee with a spate of insults…

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