Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

3 Steps to Having a Blast As Your Child Plays Youth Sports

If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you’ll probably remember Jong Jin Kim, the dad of snowboarder Chloe Kim. He held up a posterboard sign that said “Go Chloe”, with a pink heart colored in above the words. Jong Jin showed parents of athletes in youth sports the number o.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »

When Your Child is a Sore Loser

Does you child have a hard time when he or she loses? For more on losing: Losing Etiquette: 9 Rules for Sports Parents 4 Steps for Losing Correctly Learn about my 4-step plan for being a positive sports parent.          Related Stories6 words every young athl.... More »

8 Things Youth Sports Officials Want Parents to Know + MORE

Youth sports officials are probably some of the most abused people on the planet. They are under strict scrutiny by over-protective parents, dedicated fans, and very competitive athletes and coaches. They are insulted, attacked, blamed, and harassed. It’s a wonder they don’t quit. I thin.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »
Parents have fallen prey to believing a lot of lies and youth sports myths when it comes to their kids. And unfortunately, they have gotten into a myth-believing habit that gets passed down to their children. I’ve listed 8 myths that are easy for young athletes to believe and just as easy for sports parents…

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Living in Minnesota, it can be a long winter unless one embraces the great outdoors. Having enjoyed spring, summer and fall hikes at nearby Lebanon State Park, it was time to see if walking trails could be as enjoyable in the winter. Friends who had recently purchased snowshoes encouraged us to give it a try…

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In a traditional approach, there are specific techniques to help you deal with fears as an athlete. These include “positive self-talk” where you practice coaching yourself through your fear in a positive way, “thought stopping” where you learn to stop the negative, fear-related thoughts, “mental rehearsal” or visualization in which you visualize yourself safely and correctly doing your scary skills while feeling calm and confident, using positive performance cues or “mental choreography” where you have keywords that you repeat in your head, concentration training to help you focus on what you want to have happen, and relaxation techniques to help you calm your fears down…

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How To Deal With Teammates That Bully

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In the the video series ” Sessions With Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have.
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“Nine-year-olds have the amazing ability to act like nine-year-olds,” says Bob Bialow, a former NBA players and author of “Just Let The Kids Play,” and, “Youth Sports: Still Failing Out Kids,” in a recent interview for our podcast.
“Most of the folks running youth sports, however, haven’t been 9 in decades and sometimes forget what it’s like to be a kid,” he said…

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