Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games
Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach.
Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was .... More »
Do you know how your child wanted to be treated after playing sports? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents. To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. Does your child know and believe...Read&.... More »
Making a half-court shot with a gym filled with students is no small feat. Making the shot off the bounce adds another degree of difficulty. A Minnesota mom, Angela Ramey, accomplished this and won 1/2 of a year’s tuition for her daughter Grace in the process.
Angela notes that she said a pray.... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 6 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on The Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counsel.... More »
When Coaches Apologize
By Doug Abrams
A few years ago, an acquaintance of mine was the volunteer head coach of a 9-10-year-old youth basketball team in a nearby recreation league. A mutual friend had introduced us months earlier, and I grew impressed with the coach’s values about sportsmanship, .... More »
Here’s a good feature on NPR about the verification company Storyful.
In both a text and audio story, David Folkenflik tells the story of how Storyful works:
The company is constituted of a team of several dozen digitally savvy journalists operating around the clock in Dublin, New York City and Hong Kong to identify and acquire material from social media platforms for their clients — and to authenticate that content so it can be trusted for use in print…
Those two words are some of the most powerful words you can say to your kids. My guess is we can all say that a little more. And I’m not talking about only when they do something you’ve asked them to do. I’m talking about thanking them just for being them…
Many parents we talk to are guilty of this mental game no-no before their athletes enter competition…
Over-coaching your young athletes.
When you over-coach kids just before a game, you fill their heads with information they really don’t need at that moment.
Just before a game, kids are already thinking too much all on their own…
Just because your kids are raised in a family doesn’t automatically mean they will have a strong sense of family. And when I say sense of family, I mean that your kids grow up to value their family and give it a high priority in their lives. How does a strong sense of family show…Read More
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