If your child wants to play sports in college, you are probably doing everything you can to help them in the recruiting process to reach their dreams. You may be hiring the best coaches, signing them up for the best teams, and pushing them to get good grades. These are all good things, but if...Read.... More »
How to Develop Confidence in Sports Kids
Sports parents, and coaches alike, play an integral role in how your sports kids feel about the sports they play and their overall experiences.
Often sports parents, however, can unwittingly hurt their kids’ confidence by being overly enthusiastic.
For exa.... More »
There was a new study just published this past week by the American Psychological Association, and in short, the study confirms what many of us have assumed for a long time:
That helicopter parents actually get in the way of their kid’s emotional and social development.
Now, I don’t think this w.... More »
On the morning of the World Cup championship, the New York Times decided to run an article about the declining numbers of American kids aged 6-12 playing soccer in this country.
According to research conducted by the Sports and Fitness Association, which has run surveys sports for years, soccer enro.... More »
I have long subscribed to a theory – and I will tell you up front I have no numbers or research to prove this – so it’s just a hunch – but over the years, I have witnessed too many top HS athletes go on to college with huge sports expectations….only to become disillusioned when they ar.... More »