Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Sports
Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup Champion, has some great insights into the world of sports parenting that illustrate the lessons we try to instill in parents.
In a recent article with the Washington Post, she.... More »
Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go.
And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismis.... More »
Some great stories happening this past week on the basketball court.
Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup
Drake Student cans buzzer beater to win a new truck
At Drake University, as part of their “Bulldog Madness” half-time event, first year student Alex Tillinghast was chosen in a contest.... More »
By Taayoo A. Murray
In the Caribbean, there is an expression, "Seven brothers, seven different minds". As parents, we often try to fit our children into molds. The belief is that if we know where they fit, we can better parent them.
As a mom of boys with two distinctly different pe.... More »
Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games
A sports parent asks:
“My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?”
When kids under perform in comp.... More »
Sometimes, when tasks and schedules get overwhelming, it’s helpful to make a to-do list to make things feel more manageable and focused. If your children’s behavior problems have you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to do first, start with these 10 tips for better behavior.
1. Invest in one-on-one time with kids daily…
There are very few moments as potentially devastating in a young athlete’s life than trying out for a team and not making the final roster.
Of course, when kids are first introduced to youth sports, everybody who tries out for the team makes the team. That’s a given in pretty much every youth sport…