Pregame Mistakes Kids Make
Just before a game, kids can derail their mental game by failing to trust in all that they’ve learned in practice.
Without trust in what they’ve learned, kids are more likely to play tentatively and to avoid making mistakes.
Instead, we want your young athletes to tru.... More »
Building Proper Striking Muscle Memory in Youth Sports When it comes to the game of soccer, children in youth sports will automatically get out on the field and kick the ball in a way that feels natural to them. Unfortunately, this kicking technique is ineffective and could cause potential injury, e.... More »
From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford
There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure.... More »
As the summer winds down and you’re preparing for fall, it’s critical to ensure your kids have a coach whose style and philosophy builds their confidence.
Whether your young athletes are already on a team or will be with a coach for the first time, it’s important to consider how a coach affec.... More »
Guest Post by Katie Hurley, LCSW
Six months ago, I took my eight-year-old daughter on a road trip to San Francisco. It was her first trip to the area and she researched the city to find the best spots to visit. The list was long and we didn’t stand a chance of completing it in two days, but she.... More »
It’s easy to forget that when you write about sports, you’re potentially writing about almost anything. Politics, economics, race, violence, substance abuse. There’s almost nothing that gets covered on news sites that couldn’t, somehow, end up on a sports site.
So while a rampaging shooter like the one who terrorized Ottawa this week doesn’t figure to be a part of sports coverage, it could happen, depending on where or at whom that shooter shoots, or threatens to shoot…
How do you define the soul of a champion? It is difficult to pinpoint and yet we know what it looks like; we see it when we watch athletes like Roger Federer, Dwayne Wade, and Derek Jeter. We see it in their eyes, in their body language. Some of them make comebacks that seems near impossible,…Read More
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