To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
On September 13, 2016, coaches and youth sports leaders around the world will participate in Team Up Day, a day designed to focus on cutting down on youth sports concussions. The straightforward, but powerful goal of Team Up Day is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. Th.... More »
Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
The NCAA Tournament tips off today with a full schedule of games, and this year a surprise guest is the Minnesota Gophers. With only 7 wins last year, coupled with some off the court troubles, Minnesota wasn’t expected to do much this season. Apparently the word didn’t reach the young team and c.... More »
Strategies For Building Confidence in Young Athletes
There’s a reason Mark Lawton, longtime coach and teacher, takes his team to the championship level…
He focuses on building a team culture that boosts kids’ confidence.
When we spoke to him recently, he gave us some quick tips for both p.... More »
Used-Equipment Banks: One Way to Reduce Costs and Boost Enrollment
By Doug Abrams
Much has been written lately about the escalating costs of playing youth sports, particularly at the travel and elite levels. Commentators have described burdens imposed by interstate travel and lodging, handsomely paid team coaches, private lessons, scouting services, and the rest…
The Villanova Wildcats, one of the NCAA’s most prestigious athletic programs in the country, are currently in the Final Four and on Saturday will face fellow #2 Oklahoma for the right to play in the National Championship. Of course, this comes after their big victory over the Kansas Jayhawks last weekend, but did you know […]
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