Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA: The Issues Only Continue to Grow in Size + MORE

LAST SUNDAY ON MY WFAN SPORTS EDGE RADIO SHOW, WE HAD A MOST SPIRITED DISCUSSION ABOUT THE GROWING – AND DISTURBING – IMPACT THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS HAVING ON OUR KIDS — AND ESPECIALLY ON OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES. AS YOU MAY RECALL, I STARTED THE CONVERSATION LAST WEEK BY TALKING ABOUT JOSH HADER.... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... More »
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How Proper Gear Boosts Confidence When Coming Back From An Injury

Helping Sports Kids Feel Confidence Again After Injury Coming back from an injury can be one of the toughest mental obstacles for athletes at all stages. Tracy McGrady, seven- time NBA all-star, spent eight straight seasons scoring more than 24 points per game before fading out in a flash after arth.... More »

One-handed NFL Prospect Shaquem Griffin

Shaquem Griffin was the feel good story of the 2018 NFL Draft Combine. The NFL keeps discovering new talent every now and then. It is not just team performances that keep football fans fascinated by the stories. The individual stories, where athletes rise from the ground to attain glory is what fans.... More »
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Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failure-based sport,” says Newcomer, whose organization is a partner of the Positive Coaching Alliance…

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