How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

Top 10 Best Selling Skill and Strength Training Tools

Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »

Why Praise is Not Always Good + MORE

In this culture of positivity, we’ve gone a tad overboard with the importance of praise. Here’s why it needs to be balanced with some critiquing… Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t know how to .... More »

The Way of the Champion

All-American. World-champion. Greatest shooter on the planet. Most Valuable Player…twice. Yes, I am talking about Steph Curry, the all-world guard for the Golden State Warriors. These are the things we all say about him – we all know about him – when the lights are shining brightly.... More »

Head Games: When is Therapy Right for Your Athlete?

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »

Parents, It’s Time to Adopt the 24 Hour Rule

The 24-hour rule was established at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: if you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait 24 hours before talking to him or her. Unfortunately, parents didn’t always abide by the rule and the result .... More »
As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-ballers the same as 6-8th grade…

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