How to show self control as a parent is a challenge for most sports parents. In many ways, sports parenting can be like riding a see-saw; one minute you are riding high as you watch your child hit a home run, score a touchdown or make her first soccer goal. The next minute you are watching your....... More »
by Nick LaSpada More often than not, Father’s Day is lost in gifts and sentimental cards that ultimately hold little meaning over the years. What really counts, at least to me, are the memories that explain your story and the journey of how you made it to this very day. I can remember playing ca.... More »
Your ability to focus on what's important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you'll never perform to your true potential!
Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsi.... More »
Can your marriage and youth sports be teammates? Do you and your spouse argue over youth sports issues? Does he get way too competitive and put pressure on your child? Does she get way too protective and coddle your child? Are you frequently not on the same page when it comes to what’s best fo.... More »
What Parents Shouldn’t Do Before a Game
Parents, to boost your kids’ confidence and help them focus prior to games, it’s critical to know what to do and say before a game.
It may not be obvious how to act and what to say. Let’s start with some basic ideas for your pregame behavior:
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Steve Kerr is NBA’s Coach of the Year On Tuesday, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was awarded the NBA Coach of the Year in a landslide. Kerr, who won his first championship as a coach with the Warriors last season, built on a successful campaign and helped the team to an NBA record […]
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These swimming award certificates will come in handy for all types of swimming occasions. When kids learn how to swim, take their first dive into the pool or just excel at swimming, it might be time to recognize their achievements in a memorable way. This 6-pack bundle of swimming certificates templates is just the ticket…
Chicago plays host to this year’s NFL Draft with official proceedings kicking off this evening. Chicago, one of our favorite cities, is an excellent choice to be the host city for the draft with its rich football history, bustling metropolis, architectural delights and central location.
In the same fashion that the Super Bowl rotates locations year to year, I imagine the NFL will begin rotating the location of the draft more frequently…
The very BEST coach I ever had BELIEVED in ME,He encouraged me to BELIEVE in MYSELF and DREAM!He REFUSED to let me get away with a MEDIOCRE effort,He CHALLENGED me to push beyond my limits,He CELEBRATED my successes, leading me to feel I had earned them,He helped me learn and GROW FROM MY FAILURES,He reassured me that I couldn’t learn and get better without collecting enough of them!He TRUSTED me to TRUST MYSELF,He RESPECTED & CARED about me as a person beyond my sport,He “WALKED THE TALK” and modeled all that he taught me,He was HONEST and TRUSTWORTHY,He made me feel SAFE around him,He kept what we were doing IN PERSPECTIVE,He was consistently FAIR,His only “favorites” where those athletes who consistently showed up, worked hard, had a positive attitude and were team players…