If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him: Poynter’s 8 lessons from Yogi Berra

If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him: Poynter’s 8 lessons from Yogi Berra
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »

WOC #24 Tom Bates, Head of Performance Psychology and Culture for Aston Villa FC , It’s often not what we say in coaching, but what we do that teaches them the most + MORE

What would your team look like if you let them shape and drive the culture, and if you loved them first as people before you ever tried to be coach? Would they be more like the bad news bears instead of Barcelona? If you said the bad news bears, you are dead wrong. In this The post WOC #24 Tom Bates.... More »

7 Rookie Sports Parenting Mistakes

Sports parenting mistakes will happen all along the journey, but there are errors that new sports moms and dads tend to make simply because they are inexperienced in the youth sports world. When I look back to my rookie days as a sports mom, I cringe at some of the early mistakes I made. I...Read.... More »
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Helping Kids Find the All-Elusive Zone + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Boost Their Focus An athlete’s most focused state is sometimes called “the zone.” When athletes are in the zone, they are totally involved in the game at hand, completely concentrated on what they are doing with no care or thought as to what else is going on around.... More »

Tom Brady Worries About Youth Sports Intensity

Despite winning four Superbowls in the ultra-competitive NFL, Tom Brady, now the father of three pre-teens, believes that youth sports have gotten too intense. According to Brady on his weekly radio spot with WEEI, playing sports used to be far simpler when he grew up. Brady spoke candidly about hi.... More »
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Yogi Berra said you could learn a lot by watching. You can also learn a lot by listening and reading.
Roy Peter Clark collected Eight language lessons from Yogi Berra at Poynter.org, and yes, those lessons come from some of Yogi’s malopropisms, which, Clark points out, often have a “stab of truth behind them…

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