Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.
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High school football players who sustain concussions while wearing improperly fitted helmets are at higher risk of experiencing more symptoms and taking longer to recover than those who are concussed wearing properly fitted helmets, with concussions of longer duration also more common in players w.... More »
Breaking bad habits is like building muscle; it takes time and persistence. This short video gives some very practical steps on how to break bad habits. You can break those bad parenting habits with a little work! In order to break the bad, you need to replace with new. My new book, 11 Habits of Ha.... More »
For most parents, the biggest headaches in youth sports have nothing to do with playing time or a coach that plays your child in a position that you don’t like. The biggest headaches are the things that take up your time and energy and can potentially derail a smooth season. You know them well if..... More »
No matter what happens with your child coach, no matter what happens in the game or in practice, your child can be victorious. Here’s how my daughter had victory, and how your child can too! Help Your High School Athlete Have Victory and Experience Success in High School Sports!
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Declining Youth Sports Participation in Sweden: Lessons for Parents in the United States
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, Radio Sweden aired a provocative four-minute piece, entitled “Kids Leaving Youth Sports in Sweden.” The story reported that the familiar threesome — increased competition, overly involved parents, and costs — are “forcing more and more children out of youth sports teams…