Teach Kids To Trust In Their Skills Before A Game

Teach Kids To Trust In Their Skills Before A Game

Don’t Turn Your Young Athlete Into a Mini Me + MORE

“Dad, am I a disappointment to you?” My son asked, choking back tears. I stopped dead in my tracks. We were walking out of a local amusement park on our way to the car. We had spent the day at the park to bond. It seems the plan backfired. I gathered myself. Inside I was The post Don’t Tur.... More »

How to Get Young Athletes to Eat Well for Sports + MORE

Parents want their young athletes to feel good, eat well, and perform their best. But that’s not always easy to accomplish when you’re dealing with hungry, growing bodies, different food preferences, and food temptations around every corner. I’ve heard a variety of food complaints from .... More »

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »

GETTING CUT: What Today’s Parents Have to Keep in Mind

As we enter into the cooler months of the school year, that means that active try outs for basketball and ice hockey teams are looming. Both sports tend to be very competitive in terms of eager and hopeful kids who want to make the squad, especially in the middle school, travel team, or high school .... More »
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Encouraging Words for Kids That Ignite Self-Discovery and Growth + MORE

Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?  Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years. At.... More »
nfl flag football tournament 1415447952 1281809451 Teach Kids To Trust In Their Skills Before A GameJust before a game, you want your athletes to trust in their skills.
If they don’t trust in what they’ve learned, they’re likely to try too hard to perfect their skills during the game or perform tight—and that will hurt their performance and confidence.
In fact, kids should trust so much in what they’ve learned that they should want to just “go for it” or “play dirty…

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