ON THE CAR RIDE HOME……..DEAR MOM AND DAD, + MORE

ON THE CAR RIDE HOME……..DEAR MOM AND DAD, + MORE
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When Sports Kids Are Bullied By Coaches + MORE

How to Deal With Bully Coaches Do your sports children complain about being bullied, teased, or intimidated by coaches? One sports mom recently told us her own story about how much a bully coach hurt her son… “Some of it was outright verbal, mental, emotional abuse. And a lot of times th.... More »

WOC #24 Tom Bates, Head of Performance Psychology and Culture for Aston Villa FC , It’s often not what we say in coaching, but what we do that teaches them the most + MORE

What would your team look like if you let them shape and drive the culture, and if you loved them first as people before you ever tried to be coach? Would they be more like the bad news bears instead of Barcelona? If you said the bad news bears, you are dead wrong. In this The post WOC #24 Tom Bates.... More »

Answering Hard Questions from Preschoolers + MORE

  When Arnold Schwartzenegger stepped out from his traditional action roles to do the movie Kindergarten Cop, I was more than a little skeptical. I was surprised by how much I liked it. The story was compelling and, at times, heartwarming. However, the most enjoyable part was watching Schwartz.... More »
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Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? + MORE

Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? by Tina Muir Tina is a Saucony sponsored elite runner that has a strong passion for the road. She’s been running for 14 years and moved to the United States in 2007 to run for a living. Tina has run a marathon in 2:37 and […] The p.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Baseball Continues to Lose Its Young Fan Base at an Alarming Rate + MORE

Earlier this month, I had Rob Nelson, the inventor of Big League Chew, on my show to talk about the sudden and rapid decline of kids signing up for youth baseball in this country. As I mentioned on WFAN, I have been getting these reports of a lack of participation for the past few years, but this ye.... More »
If you really want your child to love their sport, feel good about themselves and have a good chance to go as far as possible, then one of your most important jobs besides loving them unconditionally is to NOT coach. And the one place where the most “coaching” happens is on the car ride home right after a competition…

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THE "ART" OF BEING A "BEGINNER"

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In Okinawan karate, the student who passes his/her test for Shodan or first degree black belt is considered to be ready to finally begin his training. SHODAN MEANS BEGINNER. It doesn’t matter that the process leading to Shodan may have been five or more hard years of training. In traditional Okinawan karate, once you get your black belt you are NOT Mr…

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A WINNING ATTITUDE

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In an old school model of competition, which so many in sports continue to embrace today,Your opponent is the “enemy.” You want to crush them, to “hate, kill and destroy” them, No Matter What!This is because, in an old school model of competition, winning is the ONLY thing that really counts and losing is humiliating…

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THE POWER OF DREAMING

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There is NOTHING stronger or more powerful than a DREAMEven in darkness, dreams have an infinite capacity to see lightThey out-live painThey outlast heartbreakThey overcome doubtThey forget imperfectionDREAMS cannot be beaten, broken or takenDREAMS fight, they persevere and they go onBecause determination will always trump disappointmentDesire will always triumph over defeat…

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NURTURE YOUR CHILD-ATHLETE'S PASSION

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As a kid, tennis was the thread that held my life togetherIt was the one place in my world where I felt valued,Where I could go to feel good about myself,Where I dared to dream….Where I could go to calm myself down, And find real joy and fulfillment…It became my primary means of coping with the stressors of growing up and feeling like I never fit in…

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