#tbt: Eye Opener from 2012: Was it overlooked? + MORE

#tbt: Eye Opener from 2012: Was it overlooked? + MORE

Don’t Raise a Dirty Player: 5 Steps to Cleanliness in Youth Sports

Virtue #3 Of the 52 Virtues Project: Cleanliness When I saw “cleanliness” on the list of 52 virtues, I was intrigued. I actually never thought of it as a virtue before. But the following explanation of cleanliness broadens the meaning; we’re not just talking about taking baths. Cleanliness mea.... More »
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Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MORE

With spring almost here and sports kids spending more time outside, young athletes may be distracted by a number of things. When they’re outside, bad weather, mud, barking dogs, birds and other distractions may pull their focus away when playing sports. When kids are distracted, they can’t f.... More »

3 Obstacles to Your Athlete’s Success This Season

Your athlete’s success will face a lot of challenges. Youth sports is full of challenges, there is no doubt about that. You’ve seen your child face playing time battles, coaching conflicts, teammate clashes, and performance slumps. And these are without a doubt big hurdles for your young.... More »
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How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about staying calm and composed in competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do yo.... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 1: Overuse

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami healthy system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »
This is going to be a short post, because all I’m going to do is point you to another post. And then when you get to that post you’re going to have more to read than you can get to in a year.
OK, I don’t know you. More to read than I can get to in a year. Yes, let’s talk about me…

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New Goal Setting Ideas

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

I came across a great new idea regarding goal setting for athletes while reading Lynn Kidman and Stephanie Hanrahan’s book “The Coaching Process; A Practical Guide to Becoming an Effective Sports Coach 3rd Ed” this week. They have some great ideas about learning objectives which I think can be tied into goal setting so bear with me as I lay this out…

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It was always the last thing my mother and father would say to me before dropping me off at soccer practice or any athletic endeavor I tried when I was a kid.
They would say, sometimes shout as I sprinted towards the field, “Do well, and have fun!”
It seems like such a simple concept when it comes to youth athletics…

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national youth football championships 1406258719 1355799096 #tbt: Eye Opener from 2012: Was it overlooked? + MORENearly 70% of kids drop out of sports by the time they’re 13.
That statistic isn’t new, but what is new is research that identifies what would keep them in sports.
A new study conducted by George Washington University’s School of Public Health found that kids are happier in sports when coaches focus on sportsmanship, kids’ effort, positive coaching, and encouraging the young athletes to learn and improve…

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Originally titled “Bombshell Found in Sports Illustrated Vault” this post appeared on July 4, 2012…  To this day, it may be one of the most poignant articles I have written about the road we have been down.  I believe that this post still rings true, two years later, in regards to all the information we […]

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Mission Summer: Take a Hike

– allprodad.com

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For three summers, my wife was a trail guide in Colorado. She would take groups of teenagers into the wilderness and over mountains for several days. Along the way, there would be opportunities to talk about relationships and experiences. Having taken a trip with her, I was amazed at the things kids shared while out on the trail…

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Mercy Rules
By Doug Abrams
 
In late May, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that beginning this season, football games will play the second half with a running clock whenever one team takes a lead of thirty points or more. A stop-time clock would resume when the differential falls below thirty…

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