Using Resiliency to Overcome Frustration
Does your young athlete become frustrated when things don’t go as planned during a game or even practice?
Does frustration lead them to think negatively about themselves?
Do they lose confidence in their ability? To not want to play anymore?
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Are you content with your child’s youth sports experience? Here’s how you can tell if you are: You don’t stress about playing time or position. You can sit down and enjoy the game without getting upset at someone. You are not counting the days until the season ends. You are not nag.... More »
Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Sports
Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup Champion, has some great insights into the world of sports parenting that illustrate the lessons we try to instill in parents.
In a recent article with the Washington Post, she.... More »
The National Athletic Trainers' Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance have issued best practice youth sports health safety guidelines. Touted as the first of their kind, the guidelines, however, largely mirror best practice recommendations that MomsTEAM Institute, a member of the Alliance,.... More »
From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford
There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure to dangerous levels…
Hard seasons will come. What does your child need in them? Mental Toughness will be built during hard seasons, if you don’t try to short-circuit the process. My friend Craig Sigl teaches athletes how to build that mental toughness in his Mental Toughness Academy. If your child is struggling in this area, you might want…