As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach?
For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game?
Is it okay if they develop c.... More »
What the Yankees are to baseball, the New Zealand All Blacks are to rugby. In addition to an impressive history of victories, the All Blacks bring the most intimidating pre-game ritual in all of sports with their Haka Dance.
Imagine you’re a rugby player from another country, and you’re .... More »
More About Why Criminal Prosecutions Can Help Control Parental Violence in Youth Sports
By Doug Abrams
A few years ago, a Minnesota judge sentenced a father to six months in prison for grabbing his son’s pee wee hockey coach in a choke hold during a practice session while the 11-12-year-o.... More »
How to Avoid Pressuring Young Athletes
A sports parent asks:
“When should children be encouraged to push through the hard times and when is it okay for them to just take a break?”
At a certain point in your children’s athletic careers, all parents must ask themselves this questionR.... More »
Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept
A sports parent asks:
“How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?”
It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »
Some Friday reading.
Can the New York Times kill its blogs without losing the soul of blogging in the process? by Mathew Ingram, GigaOm
Is the medium the message? Or more precisely, is the format the message? The New York Times is closing or merging many of its blogs, including the popular breaking news blog The Lede…
When I was in high school, our neighbors hated us. They had no good reason until my dad gave them one. It was a beautiful 4th of July. Although it was illegal to light fireworks without a permit in our state, that was not going to stop my father. As the stars began to fill the night sky, my old man kicked off what he was sure would be a masterpiece of light and sound…
NATA has released an executive summary of a revised position statement on exertional heat illnesses to published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication.
After an impressive 11-year NBA career, followed by a five-year stint overseas, one might think it’s time for California native Lamond Murray to step away from the game of basketball. Frankly, that’s not the case.
With two kids, a son and a daughter, Murray has always been interested in youth player development…