How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Fitness Performance Coach Talks to Parents + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Mike Guevara of www.thefactorytraining.com. Mike is not just any fitness coach, he happens to be the fitness coach of Victoria Azarenka, who just beat Serena Williams yesterday in the BNP Paribas Open title in Ind.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Feel Self-Confident Before Competition

Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential. And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
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Sports Illustrated panel: Female sports reporters under 30 talk about their careers + MORE

I find the “media panels” that Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch hosts fascinating and illuminating. Deitsch occasionally convenes roundtable discussions, via email, among working pros on topics in sports media. This week, in response to the news that 28-year-old Katie Nolan w.... More »
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Teaching Kids That The “Doer Makes Mistakes” + MORE

A dad writes us saying that his son, a gifted athlete, has begun playing it safe since he became a high school player. He plays to avoid making mistakes. “I can’t figure out how to get into his head and undo whatever is keeping him from crossing this mental boundary,” the dad says. This da.... More »
nfl flag football tournament 1418691525 1771466887 How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand Eye Coordination + MOREWell, there goes that golden piece of parental logic.  For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality.  It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of that TV and play video games for hours…

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Pretty soon we’re going to start seeing lists of the best sportswriting of 2014, and I’ll try to collect them on the B/R Blog so you and I can make sure we catch up on any great writing we’ve missed.
One way to get a pile of great writing every week year-round is to follow ESPN senior writer Don Van Natta Jr…

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What is the one thing that will make a difference for your child when faced with youth sports difficulties and loss? I’ve been reading a book by John Maxwell called Sometimes You Win–Sometimes You Learn and he says that Hope is one of the most precious things we have in life. It inspires and motivates when…

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