Teach Kids To Trust In Their Skills Before A Game

Teach Kids To Trust In Their Skills Before A Game

Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

Here’s a long blog post by Steve Buttry, often referenced in this space, about the lessons he learned from his time as the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, which ended five years ago. There are lessons about disaster response—there was a major flood in the city just as Buttry took the job.... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »

How to Be an AWESOME Basketball Parent! + MORE

Basketball season is here for many of you? Are you ready? Here’s some things you must bring to the game if you want to make it a great season: It’s Your Last Chance! Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someo.... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
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3 Questions Your Child Wants Dad to Answer

(And How You Can Help Him Answer Them) We are thrilled to welcome pediatrician and best-selling author, Dr. Meg Meeker, to share her wisdom about the important role fathers play in a child’s life. When I was 8 years old, my father took me to work with him on Saturday mornings to Mass General .... More »
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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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