This article is sponsored by SleepAdvisor.org, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »
Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents Have a case of the Mondays? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to a brilliant video that Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post covered late last week, we’ve got a fresh, new outlook on youth sports. In the vi.... More »
Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympians
With the start of the summer Olympics, kids and teens have lots to learn from Olympians—dedication, perseverance and courage, for example.
Daniel B. Peters, PhD., a psychologist who specializes in children and families, notes that many Olympians begin their.... More »
Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of .... More »
A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.
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To listen to the Podcast, click on the above arrow. If your child is young and wants to play sports in middle school, this is a podcast you must hear. My friend Craig Haworth from WinningYouthCoaching.com has a plan for parents that will help them get their kids ready for middle school tryouts AND not…
Now that we’re full swing into the NBA season, it’s the perfect time to watch, learn, and train for your upcoming basketball tryouts this winter! You might be the best shooter or rebounder in the world, but if you have trouble taking care of the ball, you’ll find yourself missing out instead of playing…
Terrorism has become a sad and terrifying part of life in the 21st century. It is difficult enough for adults to understand and make sense of violent acts perpetrated against innocent people. But what about children? How do adults help kids make sense of terrorism while promoting children’s well-being at the same time?
As the recent acts of terrorism in Paris played out on live television, children and adults struggled with similar questions: Why did this happen? Could it happen to us? Should we be afraid?
Often our first reaction is to protect children from frightening news…