The NCAA Basketball Tournament is a big deal, and understanding March Madness terms will help you talk conversationally with most basketball fans. The annual, three-week NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament accounts for over 85% of the NCAA’s annual revenues. It’s estimated that some $9 bil.... More »
Kids and Sports–it all sounds so simple. But I’m afraid that the world of youth sports has become full of problems that are hard to solve. One of the unfortunate truths of life is that we usually see the problem and it’s answer very clearly–after the fact. The old adage hin.... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... More »
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners, cyclists, soccer players and other serious athletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land .... More »
I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients:
God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete.
While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »
BELIEVE. Do you understand the power of that one word? There are many words that we as parents say to our kids that empower them, but one of the strongest words I’ve seen that builds my kids up is the word “believe.” Believe is a word on a sign in the Clemson football meeting room….
The MOST important time for kids to be focused and confident is just before competition. However, before competition is when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried and tense about outcomes. Feeling this way can undermine athletes confidence and performance.
With our pregame mental preparation program, young athletes, parents and coaches learn how to identify classic mental game traps kids fall into before a game and how to avoid them…