With one day of the Vector Mouthguards in the book – a lightning shortened one – and a warp speed implementation it was time to get this puppy up and running. The players had not lost a mouthguard overnight, which is quite amazing because they always seem to lose their other ones, and al.... More »
One of the most common and performance-disrupting mental traps that athletes fall into is TRYING TOO HARD. The athlete goes into a tryout, big game or important showcase pressuring themselves to do well. This pressure is always driven by an outcome focus. "I need to win!, Prove to the coach that I .... More »
The challenges of sports parenting do not stop when the game is over. They follow you wherever you go and intrude into any hour of the day. It’s enough to drive you crazy. But you don’t have to be a crazy sports parent! I’ll be the first to admit that there are challenges to parenting an..... More »
Just before a game, you want your athletes to trust in their skills.
If they don’t trust in what they’ve learned, they’re likely to try too hard to perfect their skills during the game or perform tight—and that will hurt their performance and confidence.
In fact, kids should trust so much in.... More »
Many kids (especially teens) suffer from anxiety. One of their biggest causes of anxiety: what others think of them. In sports, this is a big issue. Kids spend a lot of time worrying about what their peers, parents or coaches will think of their performance.
For young athletes, this can be a real confidence buster…
Meeting deadlines is crucial in sports journalism. Readers want content immediately after a game or it becomes irrelevant. In-depth analysis of a player is only important while the athlete is either struggling or excelling.
But it’s just as important for the article to be engaging and grammatically correct…