Have You Given Up on Your 2014 Goals Already? + MORE

Have You Given Up on Your 2014 Goals Already? + MORE
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Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

  All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coachin.... More »

How to Raise A Virtuous Athlete

Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme.... More »
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How to Make This the Best Year of Youth Sports EVER! + MORE

Are you pumped for another year of youth sports? Is your child excited about playing and having fun? I am very excited to share with you something that will help you and your child have an awesome year of sports! It’s a first-time opportunity that I’m very excited about! Here’s how.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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How to Explain Mental Training to Young Athletes

Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes A sport parent asks: “My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?” To answ.... More »
 
The first quarter of 2014 is almost over. Wow! By now you are either well on your way to accomplishing everything you set out to do, or you’re coming up a little short. Hopefully the former, but the following info says probably not.
Research reported in Forbes suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals…

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series in which we ask students in the Advanced Program in Sports Media to write about the hardest assignment or toughest challenge they’ve taken on as a writer.
Part of what makes the Olympics so fun is the ability to play armchair expert for a few weeks every two years…

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In the thick of March Madness, college basketball players are playing multiple games a week. How do they maintain their energy? They need to fuel properly and stay hydrated. Kelsea Gusk takes a look at what kids can eat in order to prepare for their own tournaments.
It’s 7am on Saturday morning, and already you and your star athlete are at the gym for game one of five this weekend…

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