How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games + MORE

How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games + MORE
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Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MORE

Why Do More Girls Drop Out of Sports Than Boys? We already knew that by the time they are 13, seventy-five percent of kids drop out of sports, mostly because they’re not having fun anymore. But research shows that girls drop out of sports at rates six times higher than boys. We spoke recently with.... More »

Chiefs’ Eric Berry Tackled Cancer in All-Pro Style

After a star collegiate career at Tennessee, where he was a two-time All-American and recognized as the best defensive back in the country, Eric Berry joined the Kansas City Chiefs as the 5th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Berry led the team in interceptions his rookie year and was selected as .... More »

What to Look for in Your Kids’ Sports Drink

What’s the best kids’ sports drink for your child to consume? There are so many that claim to be the best, how’s a parent to know? Let’s start with a simpler question: are sports drinks even necessary? A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the speakers at the Elite Soccer Summi.... More »

Sports Parents, This is Your Biggest Choice as Your Child Plays Sports

Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »
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The Minnesota Wild and The State of Hockey + MORE

The Minnesota Wild, despite having played in the NHL for only 17 seasons, are connected to their fan base. Other professional sports organizations, with much longer histories, don’t enjoy the same type of relationships. This year’s team is trying to fight off archrival Chicago Blackhawks for.... More »
On August 26, 2016 San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick first gained national attention when he kneeled while in his football uniform on the sidelines during the singing of the national anthem.  His actions started a nation-wide trend that has trickled down to youth sports. And for some, like this youth football team from Texas, the result was…

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How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games

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Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation
It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game…

This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance.

We can’t help but say things like, “Be sure to dribble with your head up!” And, “Make sure you shoot the ball on net!”

As well-meaning as such pregame instructions may be, they’re not productive and can backfire…

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