When Casey Stengel was managing the hapless New York Mets in their first year of existence in 1962, Casey became so frustrated with his team’s lack of fundamental baseball that he once exclaimed in frustration: “Can’t anybody here play this game?”
That moment was well over 50.... More »
“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children.
In parenting today, we are encouraged to focus so absolutely on our children’s happiness, self-esteem, and emotional h.... More »
Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations
When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well.
In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to.... More »
Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity:
Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach
By Doug Abrams
Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »
For some parents, sitting and watching their child play sports is a practice in self-control. Especially when your child isn’t trying hard enough, at least in your mind she’s not. Your frustrations either comes out in what you yell to your child or in your body language as you sigh loud.... More »
The meeting at Georgetown University this past weekend was more than fruitful for this athletic trainer. I went in trying to get two things done: one, provide info to you the follower as best as possible and move along the… Continue reading →
Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of the year!
The old Spin-o-rama Move
Stillwater’s Noah Cates executed the old “spin-o-rama move” to score and help his Ponies team beat Hill-Murray by a score of 1-0…
This is Part 2 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication. When kids are small, ages 3-6, it’s all about FUN and minor fundamentals…
Drill of the Week: The Importance of Warming Up We’ve given you a drill every week since mid-September, but it’s time to take a step back and reconsider what you should be doing while you’re warming up. It may seem strange, but warming up is crucial before any physical activity, no matter what sport you […]
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