COMMUNICATING WITH SPORTS PARENTS: More Thoughts on Reducing Parents/Coaches Conflicts + MORE

COMMUNICATING WITH SPORTS PARENTS: More Thoughts on Reducing Parents/Coaches Conflicts + MORE
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How Do I Balance My WHY with the Demands of the Youth Sports Culture? + MORE

“This season was a disaster.” A former colleague of mine said to me recently. “We had a ton of fun, the kids learned a lot of new skills and gelled as a team, but we didn’t win as many games as last season.” “Fun and learning are the two primary things we always wanted out The post How D.... More »
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Athletes and Back to School: 8 Things Parents and Coaches Can Do To Make It Easier

Note: I originally published this a few years ago but find it very helpful to revisit at this time of the year! Our kids go back to school soon but many of our mid-west friends have kids who go back to school this week.  For us the first week of school is also the first week of practice on the fal.... More »
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It Takes a TEAM for Success: What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Going to the Next Level

  For any athlete to become a champion, which to means going as far as possible in their sport, it takes a total team effort behind them. Without the appropriate support and guidance of coaches and parents, real success in sports is virtually impossible! The key here is that.... More »

Chicago Bears Fan Guide, Schedule, Traditions

Da Bears! This Chicago Bears Fan Guide is your blueprint to following one of the most storied franchises in the league. If you’re new to pro football or new to Chicago, this short read will get you up to speed quickly. And, if you’re a long-time fan, it will serve as a handy reference re.... More »
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Helping Young Athletes Perform Well in Tryouts

How to Show Composure, Not Perfection in Tryouts A sports parent says: “My Bantam AAA hockey player is in the mist of tryouts and is having stumbling blocks in his tryouts over hitting and performing during the tryout games. He is just not performing at his best and is getting very stressed. .... More »
It has been said that a team that doesn’t have good communication is like an engine that has been broken down into its separate parts. All the parts in great working order, but without the rest of the engine parts, the individual pieces just won’t work how they were supposed to. I’m afraid that we have…

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It’s a topic that constantly needs to be addressed, and the calls came pouring in on this AM’s Sports Edge show.
In short, what can be done – if anything – to try and reduce the friction between involved sports parents and the HS varsity coaches.
Most of the time, the issue boils down to playing time…

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