The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play + MORE

The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play + MORE
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Tips for Helping Athletes Transfer Sports Skills to Life

We all talk about the importance of transferring the skills kids learn in sports to other areas of their lives. But how exactly can we expedite that process? Megan Bartlett, chief program officer for Up2Us—who oversees the training of coaches in sports-based youth development—gave us some great .... More »

How to Read and Address Your Level of Nervousness: Part 1

The foundation of mental toughness is your ability to stay calm and composed under pressure. If you can’t control your level of pre- and during-event nervousness, your performance will ALWAYS be inconsistent and you’ll never reach your potential. All the talent, strength, and coordination in t.... More »

You’re Invited to a Free Online Soccer Summit! + MORE

Do you have a soccer player in the house? If your answer is YES, then you won’t want to miss this free online soccer summit hosted by If you’re answer is NO, then you may still want to listen in on some of the summit sessions because they actually can apply to.... More »

2 Key Ways to Invest in Your Child’s Youth Sports Experience

Are you fully investing yourself in your child’s youth sports experience? As sports parents, it’s easy to coast through youth sports. Go to the games, volunteer your time, write the checks–yes you are enjoying the experience, but at the same time, you might be missing out on some very valu.... More »
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Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

This is the second in a series of podcasts on Mental Toughness. Today, I welcome VJ Stanley, youth sports expert, speaker, and author of Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports. VJ’s book focuses on achieving balanced excellence and health while embracing the value of playing for fun. In other words,.... More »
A few weeks ago hundreds of thousands of people converged on New York City for the Super Bowl. Each year no matter where it is held, it is a huge event. It is also a huge opportunity. A huge opportunity for those in the business of human trafficking.

The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U…

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Each year, thousands of children are kidnapped for the purpose of prostitution and pornography. Oftentimes, this happens right under our nose and we are none the wiser. This short video clip highlights the horror of human trafficking and how it happens.

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nfl flag football tournament 1394027335 1333923053 The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play + MOREThe Big Lead has an interview with Jeff Pearlman, who has just released “Showtime,” a book about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.
It’s a good read because Pearlman, a former Sports Illustrated writer who has also written books about Walter Payton, the ’90s Dallas Cowboys, Roger Clemons, Barry Bonds and the 1986 New York Mets, talks about his process of conceiving, researching and writing a book…

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The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play


Let me be blunt and scream this from the rooftop: the best athletes PLAY sports. They don’t work them, they play them. When sport becomes more work than play, athletes struggle, they grind, and if they cannot get back to playing instead of working, they eventually drop out. From youth to pros, when the fun […

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