If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

Can Youth Sports be Both Fun and Competitive?

I got an email from a distraught parent the other day. She described a scene where the coach was screaming at the girls after a loss. She was beside herself at how the coach treated the girls. He was demeaning, he was loud and scary, and he had lost perspective on the age he was The post Can Youth S.... More »
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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many gr.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
Have you ever said something to your child you wished you could take back? Between the car ride to the game, the stands, the sidelines, and the car ride home from the game, there’s a lot of damaging words spoken by parents to their athletes. Words can hurt. Words can cause lifelong damage. Words cannot be unspoken…

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On the last day of the year of 2016, Karen Crouse, a long-time sportswriter for the New York Times, did a long article about how the football coaches are Ohio State and Clemson, two of the top four teams this past season, love to recruit athletes who are multi-sport performers.
In the article, Crouse spoke with Urban Meyer, the head coach at Ohio State, and with Dabo Swinney, the head coach at Clemson, and both men made the case that they much preferred to recruit those top athletes who were had played more than one sport in high school…

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national flag football tournament 1483429613 958528111 If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MOREThe concept of self-awareness has intrigued philosophers since the dawn of antiquity.
In today’s world, it’s a term that can easily be dismissed as frivolous self-absorption, or even worse, narcissism.
Yet, self-awareness is a core ability that helps us gain a deeper understanding of how we think, feel, and act so we can increase learning and develop meaningful relationships…

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