Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE
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Why Pregame Mental Prep is Critical for Athletes + MORE

Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible. However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen. This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
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Learning A New Sport Skill Is Just Trial And Error For Your Brain + MORE

Just about every coach and parent, not to mention most young athletes, have heard the vague but obvious phrase, “practice makes perfect.” Quarterbacks wanting to complete more passes need to throw a lot more balls. Rising basketball players who need to increase their free throw percentage need t.... More »
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Remembering the Importance of Father’s Day + MORE

by Nick LaSpada More often than not, Father’s Day is lost in gifts and sentimental cards that ultimately hold little meaning over the years. What really counts, at least to me, are the memories that explain your story and the journey of how you made it to this very day. I can remember playing ca.... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... More »
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An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

I have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include: There must be dozens more associations like this here in.... More »
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Do you have a sports kid who excels in practice, but freezes up during games?
Does your sports kid criticize herself or himself for making mistakes?
As soon as your young athlete has goofed up during a game or competition, does he or she freeze up and play it safe?
If you’ve answered yes, you’ve got a perfectionist sports kid, and it’s a good idea to take action to help them…

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If you REALLY want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, build mental toughness in your athletes, and have them perform under pressure, then you would be wise to follow these very simple, yet critically important coaching guidelines…

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Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note.
“I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being a freelance writer in 2015,” he writes…

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kids football tournaments 1441963886 132242555 Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes. Visit Peaksports.com 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…

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I have railed many times on this blog about how incredible it is that young athletes just don’t seem to comprehend the instantaneous and  far-reaching power of social media. Here’s the latest, hard-to-believe incident:
I can only assume –  hope? – that Tyler Owens, who is a captain of the Pace University football team in Pleasantville, NY, thought it was a joke to pose with a Confederate flag draped over his body while making a Nazi salute…

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