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

Self-Esteem, Unconditional Love, and Child Discipline

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5 Sports Parenting Principles to Raise Your Athlete On

These 5 sports parenting principles can change your child’s youth sports journey–and yours. Do you ever feel like you are parenting in the dark, groping through the darkness of the unknown and barely seeing one step ahead? You question your decisions, doubt your parenting strategy and wo.... More »
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Is Your Child Ready to Play at a Higher Level? Here’s 3 Next Steps for You and Your Young Athlete + MORE

To every sports parent, I say, I hope your young athlete is enjoying their youth sports experience. I hope they are having fun, growing, making friends, developing skills, and learning valuable life-impacting lessons. I recognize, however, that for many of you, the youth sports experience has become.... More »

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many Long-Time Coaches Being Let Go at Scarsdale High School? + MORE

Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go. And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismis.... More »
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... 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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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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