Coping With Pressure in Youth Sports
In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” 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. Visit Peaksports.com and cl.... More »
To every sports parent, I say, I hope your young athlete is enjoying their youth sports experience. I hope they are having fun, growing, making friends, developing skills, and learning valuable life-impacting lessons. I recognize, however, that for many of you, the youth sports experience has become.... More »
By Rachel Flanagan
With summer break comes a burst of new
activities for families, including summer camp for kids, plus a plethora of
sports and academic opportunities. That means you and your children meeting and
interacting with new counselors, coaches, tutors and others.
There are m.... More »
Concentration Tips For Young Athletes
Parents, do your kids focus on the score, their statistics, or other outcomes in sports?
If so, you can help them avoid the problems associated with these types of focus.
When kids focus too much on the outcome, they can’t concentrate on the process. In addit.... More »
How to Help Sports Kids Be Self-Motivated
A sports parent asks:
“How can I help my son learn how to be self-motivated so that he can improve his tennis game?”
Dan Coyle, the author of “The Talent Code,” argues that you have to help your children by cultivating their passion..... More »
Jadeveon Clowney at 2014 NFL Scouting CombineWith the Olympics over and the NBA and NHL not yet into playoff mode, the NFL knows its fans need a shot of football in late winter. To prepare us (and the team general managers and coaches) for the NFL Draft in early May, 300 of the best college football players visited Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine…
On Sunday, February 16, the Nanaimo (B.C.) Clippers edged the Prince George Cougars, 3-2, on a hotly disputed goal in the final moments of a hard-fought double-overtime pee wee hockey tournament game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The victory moved the Tier I Clippers into fifth place in the 43rd annual Vernon Coca-Cola Invitational…
I had the pleasure of talking youth ice hockey with Doug Abrams this AM on my radio show. Now, normally, I have Doug on — who’s on the faculty at teh Univ of Missouri School of Law – to discuss legal aspects regarding sports parenting — and he and our colleague Steve Kallas are just terrific – but for some time I have wanted to discuss in some detail the mindset of Hockey Moms and Dads with Doug…
If you’re not much of a romantic, we think you’ll love this funny take on a popular song. It’s true that life sometimes seems to get in the way of, well, life. But that’s no reason to throw in the towel altogether. Enjoy this funny video and then take a moment to think of a small gesture you can do for your wife today that will show her how much you truly love her…
Concord, MA, March 2, 2014: On Friday, March 7, 2014, Brooke de Lench will be
participating in a day-long symposium presented by the University of Maryland’s Journal of Business & Technology Law (JBTL) on the "State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science…
Okay, men. Raise your hand if you were less than thrilled when Valentine’s Day rolled around, and if you secretly wish such occasions had never been invented. So that’s, let me count, around seventy-five million of you.
It may be easy to dismiss sappy, contrived, cheesy holidays invented by the greeting card industry and propped up by florists and chocolatiers – but that’s just one day! Fact is, there’s never a shortage of opportunity for All Pro Dads to practice their Prince Charming moves, plus teach their kids a thing or two about how to treat a woman…