HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + MORE

HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + MORE

Should You Go to Your Child’s Youth Sports Practices?

There’s been debate over whether youth sports practices should be closed to parents. Here’s my thoughts on parents and practice. Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The  caps and autographs are f.... More »
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Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »

How to Show Self Control as a Parent and Stay off the Sports See-Saw + MORE

How to show self control as a parent is a challenge for most sports parents. In many ways, sports parenting can be like riding a see-saw; one minute you are riding high as you watch your child hit a home run, score a touchdown or make her first soccer goal. The next minute you are watching your....... More »

How to Help Your Child Win Where It Really Counts: In Their Head!

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “Sports is 80% mental”, or maybe even that it’s 90% mental. I read from one sports psychologist that actually it’s 100% mental because thoughts influence actions and those ac.... More »

The Best Way to Teach Your Child to be a Team Player!

There’s good ways to teach your child to be a team player, and there’s there’s the BEST way….   Learn How You Can Talk with Janis!        Related StoriesWhy Coaches Play FavoritesHere’s How You Can Help Your Athlete Handle Sports.... More »
national flag football tournament 1424293119 838473818 HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + MORE“Just keep your eye on the ball.”  Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate.  That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see  have not yet cracked 50 mph.  But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball…

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 What to Tell Children When Professional Athletes Stray
By Doug Abrams
The past few years have exposed a darker side of professional sports, in full view of children who follow their favorite stars. In bygone decades, some players were no angels but sportswriters chose silence over public revelation…

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Bleacher Report’s Media Lab launched a Michael Jordan tribute site Tuesday called MJ All Day. As Media Lab director Bennett Spector described it, All Day MJ is “an immersive, highly visual, parallax website.”
“It’s a way to create an interactive feeling,” Media Lab project manager Will Leivenberg said of the site’s huge images, which reveal more as users scroll…

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Columnist George Will has written wonderfully about his eldest son, Jon:
“Jon Will, the eldest of my four children, will commute today by subway to his job delivering mail and being useful in other ways at the National Institutes of Health. The fact that Jon is striding into a productive adulthood with a spring in his step and the Baltimore Orioles on his mind is a consummation that could not have been confidently predicted when he was born…

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