INNOVATIONS: Why Not Set National Benchmarks so that Athletes Can See How They Match Up?

INNOVATIONS: Why Not Set National Benchmarks so that Athletes Can See How They Match Up?

You Might be Embarrassing Your Child if….

Are you unintentionally embarrassing your child? Any sports parent who uses humiliation or embarrassment to try to motivate an athlete is barking up the wrong tree. In an article by Dr. Chris Stankovich, founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems, an athletic counseling and human performance enh.... More »
nfl flag football tournament 1518839099 1062149842 INNOVATIONS: Why Not Set National Benchmarks so that Athletes Can See How They Match Up?

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 »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: New Study Targets Helicopter Parents

There was a new study just published this past week by the American Psychological Association, and in short, the study confirms what many of us have assumed for a long time: That helicopter parents actually get in the way of their kid’s emotional and social development. Now, I don’t think this w.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Talking Lacrosse with Matt Madalon, Princeton Head Coach Men’s Program

I was delighted I could arrange an interview with Matt Madalon on my show today. We all know that lacrosse has become one of the most popular sports with kids today, but having a chance to chat with Matt was personally rewarding for me. That’s because I hadn’t seen Matt since he and my s.... More »
In today’s column, I’m going to make a strong suggestion and try to make a case that perhaps there’s a better way to raise our kids in sports than what we’re currently doing.
Now, admittedly, this is something of a radical approach. I’m the first to admit that.
But the truth is….
I just don’t see any end or improvement to what’s happening now in the world of sports parenting…

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