Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

Kids and Sports: 8 Things I Wish I Would Have Known

Kids and Sports–it all sounds so simple. But I’m afraid that the world of youth sports has become full of problems that are hard to solve. One of the unfortunate truths of life is that we usually see the problem and it’s answer very clearly–after the fact. The old adage hin.... More »

Art Projects for Kids: Learning from Chaos and Disorder + MORE

When I think about art projects for kids, I instantly recall the time my 4-year-old daughter spilled a plastic container of paint over the head of our new Jack Russell Terrier puppy. The painting project I had carefully planned and organized evolved into a very long afternoon of complicated cleanup..... More »

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history + MORE

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history Most history buffs are familiar with September 19th’s significance, but for those uninitiated, the mid-fall date has a special place in the heart of athletes everywhere — it’s the birthdate of Emil Zatopek,.... More »
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Help Kids Improve Their Focus Before Competition

Parents: Help Kids Boost Pregame Concentration Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future. They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or pa.... More »
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The Shortest Workout Part 2: Blood Flow Restriction Exercise + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves use of KAATSU bands or pressure cuffs to temporarily restrict blood flow during resistance exercises This type of tra.... More »
youth football tournaments 1411161902 155036844 Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORERecent news stories casting athletes, teams and sports in a negative light have shifted from the sports page to the front page in record numbers. It’s sad. Serious issues, problems and concerns have been identified and need to be addressed.
At the same time, the sports world continues to provide some inspirational stories that warm the heart…

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This is the second in a series of podcasts on Mental Toughness. Today, I welcome VJ Stanley, youth sports expert, speaker, and author of Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports. VJ’s book focuses on achieving balanced excellence and health while embracing the value of playing for fun. In other words, let the kids have fun!…

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I recently listened to a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson regarding educating our children. He made the argument that in order for kids to learn you have to engage their curiosity, individuality, and their creativity. He then went on to make this brilliant analogy: Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the United States…

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This blog will be on a short vacation through Monday. The next post will appear on Tuesday. For Bleacher Report writers, next week’s Writer HQ Newsletter will go out on Tuesday rather than Monday.

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