Predictions: You can’t be afraid to be wrong + MORE

Predictions: You can’t be afraid to be wrong + MORE

THE TRYING TOO HARD TRAP + 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 »

When a Tough Sports Season Hits Your Child, What Can You Do?

Is your child in a tough season? You can’t make it go away, but you can help him get through it. Take a few minutes to watch…        Related StoriesMotivation: 5 Ways That Don’t Work with Young AthletesHelp Your Athlete Develop the Skill of Assert.... More »

Why Do Women Cheat? + MORE

  One of my favorite movies, particularly this time of year, is When Harry Met Sally. There are so many famous lines and funny moments. In one scene, Billy Crystal’s character, Harry, is at a football game with his friend Jess talking about how he and his wife are separating. Among a chee.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: What To Do When Neither Team Tries to Win….

Game-Fixing and Youth Coaching Ethics By Doug Abrams Under the headline, “Two Youth Teams Apparently Fixed a Match At a Tournament,” Fox Soccer writer Alex Dowd described a U-18 girls game played on July 28 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. He reported that the two .... More »

Myth-busting: 11 College Recruiting Myths that Might Hinder Your Child’s Chances of Playing Sports in College

Perhaps it’s early for many of your to be thinking about college recruiting, but I’m guessing that many of your young athletes go to bed at night with visions of college scholarships dancing in their heads. Perhaps they even imagine the D1 College Recruiter descending upon their house in.... More »
 

Despite the work delays, school cancellations and traffic standstills, snow days can be a surprisingly productive opportunity to build upon your child’s social, emotional learning and resilience skills. After all, these skills help children not only in school but also in life – now and for their future…

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I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday,’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “if I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made up holiday’ shouldn’t even be a big deal.” Boy was I wrong!
So what if Valentine’s Day is a cleverly crafted marketing idea…

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 Predictions: You can’t be afraid to be wrong + MORE
Growing up I was the sports nerd of my class. I would make endless predictions for people, hoping I’d be right. I loved watching analysts make their own calls on teams, scores and more, and I wanted to be like them.
As I got older, I would go on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace and post my bold predictions without a worry in the world…

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kids football tournaments 1392450259 1325795382 Predictions: You can’t be afraid to be wrong + MOREThere are a few things that many of the Olympians competing in Sochi share in common. Take a look at Jamie Anderson, Patrick Kane, and Ted Ligety. Jamie Anderson is only 23 years old and she just won the gold medal in one of the newest Winter Olympic events, Ladies Snowboarding Slopestyle. Patrick Kane has won two Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe trophy, and played a key role in USA’s silver medal against Canada in the 2010 Olympics…

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