Help Your Young Athlete PAY ATTENTION! + MORE

Help Your Young Athlete PAY ATTENTION! + MORE

To Play Or Not To Play Youth Sports: That Is The Question + MORE

For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... 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 »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Artie Gigantino + MORE

We’re back! After a week off for the holidays, we’re so pleased to present our interview Coach Artie for this week’s spotlight. Artie trains as a football coach out of Walnut Creek, California — he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Cal + USC, as well as.... More »

3 Ways to Deal With Young Athletes Who Complain and Whine

Do you often have to listen to young athletes who complain? As a parent, one of the most annoying moods to put up with is that of a whining child. It used to drive me crazy, but it’s the source of the whining that should be the most bothersome for parents. When your child whines,...Read M.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE

 Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2) By Doug Abrams Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as h.... More »
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As most of you know, I do a number of speaking appearances each year on the topic on the topic of sports parenting. And as part of my preparation, I invariably talk first with the host or organizer who invited me to get a better sense of what their unique concerns are…

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Does your young athlete PAY ATTENTION? Kids have a knack for not paying attention. Whether in school, at practice, or at home, they often  let their minds wander away from whatever it is they are supposed to be focused on. Maturity, however, will help them outgrow the tendency to be easily distracted by shiny objects…

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