It Has Been A Long Time + MORE

It Has Been A Long Time + MORE

Sports Parenting Reality Check: It’s OK if Your Child Doesn’t Go Pro

Sports parenting sometimes requires an honest reality check. Every parent wants their child to have success. But success doesn’t look the same for every athlete and it certainly doesn’t mean that your child is going to play in the pros, or even in college. This post is an excerpt from my.... More »
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Overcoming Barriers to Responsibility + MORE

  Several months ago, stand-up comedian Louis CK hosted Saturday Night Live.  In his opening monologue one joke in particular stood out to me. “I was talking to my friend and he said his girlfriend was mad at him.  I asked him what happened and he goes, ‘Well I guess I said something and .... More »

DISCIPLINE ISSUES: An Ongoing Issue for Parents, Coaches, and Kids + MORE

This is a topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all that much these days. And yet, it’s an issue that continues to be a real concern for coaches, athletic directors, parents, and of course the athletes. I’m talking about the art of disciplining athletes, especially HS and travel team ath.... More »

When Your Athlete is Too Hard on Him/Herself + MORE

Got a child who is a perfectionist? Who comes home too hard on him or herself after making mistakes in a game or practice? Who always focuses on what went wrong instead of what went right? Is your child struggling with being too hard on him or herself? Are you at a loss to know...Read More .... More »

Taylor University’s “Silent Night” Tradition + MORE

Imagine a basketball game with a packed gymnasium and everyone appears dressed for a Halloween costume parity. The crowd is totally silent until the home team, the Taylor University Knights, score the 10th point. And then, pandemonium ensues. The crowd erupts with noise and dance. It’s an annu.... More »

Ensure Young Athletes’ Self-Talk is Positive

– youthsportspsychology.com

national flag football tournament 1402586815 929635889 It Has Been A Long Time + MOREEven top athletes tell themselves, “I need to talk to myself more positively. I need to take a hard look at the way I talk to myself about sports.”
In youth sports, kids need to do this, too, says Dan Schaeffer, Ph.D., who works with athletes to boost their confidence.
Kids tell themselves, “I don’t want this to happen,” “I don’t want to miss this shot,” “I’m a bad shooter,” and other statements that are negative…

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British behavior expert, Judi Jones, conducted a poll of 10 things that are killing passion in marriages.  The number one passion slayer?  Weight gain.  It is difficult to have any sort of romantic ideas when you are out of breath.  Not to mention how difficult it is to play with your children…

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Another Survey Confirms That Too Many Adults Spurn Sportsmanship In Youth Sports
 By Doug Abrams
 “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
This French proverb aptly describes the persisting bad behavior of some parents and coaches in organized youth sports these days. The latest evidence of the adult decline appears in the Sportsmanship Survey released on June 3 by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program…

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It Has Been A Long Time

– theconcussionblog.com

Hello everyone, my name is Dustin Fink.  I am an athletic trainer and I have created a blog about concussions…  Wait, what? It has been a long time since I have gotten to this blogging thing, perhaps I needed to reintroduce myself.  As devout readers – that you all are – you have noticed a […]

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Some interesting reading for you today:
“How Not to Be Wrong”: What the literary world can learn from math by Laura Miller, Salon.com
Miller reviews Jordan Ellenberg’s book, “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking,” pointing out how the math popularizer can be a useful study for non-mathematicians who have to deal with data…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402586822 540408385 It Has Been A Long Time + MOREEver wondered what it might be like to go up against 6-foot-11 Sixers’ center, Nerlens Noel, in a game of one-on-one ball? Well then, wonder no more because today we’re bringing you that opportunity.
As you may have heard, the Philadelphia 76er recently joined the CoachUp team as an Athlete Advisor, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about having him on our roster…

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