Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »
Do Sports Help Self-Esteem?
A sports parent writes:
“My 12-year-old has always had low-self confidence and low self-esteem. My hope was that a competitive sport (baseball for us) could help him develop these but so far results (four years into the mission) are negative to neutral at best. How do .... More »
Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »
Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff:
I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs.
I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
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…