As a Sports Performance Consultant and author I get this question A LOT, especially from parents of young athletes who are trying to figure out the best approach to handling their son’s or daughter’s wins, losses, and overall approach to competition.
So is it good or bad? The answer is YES!
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10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […]
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Repaying Favorite Coaches and Teachers Years Later
By Doug Abrams
My most recent column explained the enduring player-coach bond. “Behind only the parent-child and child-sibling bonds, the teacher-student bond can be one of life’s most lasting. Coaches are teachers, and players are their stude.... More »
This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. As a new school year gets under way, your child may have to handle change in more than one .... More »
Youth Leaguers Beware: Social Media Can Ruin Your Life
By Doug Abrams
Are you a high schooler who wants to attend a good college, perhaps on an academic or athletic scholarship? Are you a collegian who wants to remain in good standing? Want to attend graduate school afterwards? Want to land a good job before or after college? Want to earn a military commission? Want to hold a professional license that requires proof of good character? When your hair turns gray years from now, will you want to encourage your own children and grandchildren to follow your life’s example?
This column concerns one way to help assure that these and other worthwhile lifelong goals remain difficult, and perhaps impossible, to achieve – use social media to harass classmates or others…
One in three young Australian athletes who undergo ACL surgery re-injure the same knee within 15 years, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day in March 2015.
Examining the long-term success of surgery for patients aged 18 years and younger, Australian researchers found that, although nearly seven out of ten of the athletes reported returning to their pre-injury level of activity following ACL reconstruction, 31% sustained a further injury after at least 15 years…
How to help kids build a positive relationship to sleep
As a parent, how do you feel about sleep? Is it something to look forward to? An activity you value like good food and regular exercise? A treat you’d like to have more of?
The answer is probably yes to all of the above—we grown ups welcome the chance to sleep!
Unfortunately, our kids often don’t get that message…
I’m all for going on trips with your kids, but the GUILT TRIP is one you need to avoid as much as possible. You see, we parents are really really good at this. We make snide, or even subtle comments that are intended to poke our kids a bit and make them feel guilty for not…Read More
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