How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing
This post is dedicated to a reader who asked a very important question about how to stay positive even when you know you are losing.
I can understand how this would be difficult in our current sports culture where so much emphasis is placed .... More »
This post is a continuation of the ongoing in the wild review of the Vector Mouthguard System. You can see the previous posts about what I have experienced to this point by clicking on the hot links. As always if you have questions please comment, email or tweet I will do my best to answer. [….... More »
Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights
Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »
3 Ways for Athletes to Travel Fit Whether it’s an away game, out-of-town tournament, or a family vacation, the chances are high that traveling is in your near future. And, if you’re anything like me, your body is likely not used to traveling on a regular basis. Unfortunately, traveling can t.... More »
All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coachin.... 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…
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…
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…
Nearly 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…
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 […]
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…
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…