Developing Mentally Tough Athletes + MORE

Developing Mentally Tough Athletes + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: Tips for Basketball Players Who Want to Play at the Next Level + MORE

To listen to this episode, click on the above arrow. If your child plays basketball, and desires to keep playing through high school, perhaps even college, you must listen to what my guest, Kyle Ohman of has to say. He has some great tips for parents, coaches and athletes about bask.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients: God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete. While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »

Getting Recruited: What College Coaches Want You to Know About Your Child and College Sports + MORE

This post on Getting Recruited is Part 6 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication.    For many young athl.... More »
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Helping Young Athletes With Mental Rehearsal + MORE

How To Mentally Rehearse Using Visualization deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn.... More »
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How to Help Your Child Develop Ball Handling and Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series, Help Your Child Have a Ball in Sports, brought to you by AER, the first Automatic Ball Pump. In youth sports, there’s no magic formula for success. There’s no quick fix for acquiring perfect ball-handling skills and hand-eye coordination. It boils down to repe.... More »

Why Coaches Play Favorites


Do coaches play favorites? My friend and coach James Leath, who was my most recent podcast guest, says that yes they do. Take a few minutes to read this post. It explains what he–and I would venture to say most coaches–look for in players and why they choose certain kids to be on the starting roster…

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