The One Trait You Should Look for in a Youth Sports Coach + MORE

The One Trait You Should Look for in a Youth Sports Coach + MORE
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Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note. “I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being .... More »

COLLEGE RECRUITING: How to Prevent Your Athlete Making a Bad Choice of College

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 »

5 Youth Sports Costs That May Surprise You

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Can Sports Improve Young Athletes’ Self-Esteem? + 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 »
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Help Young Athletes Overcome Mistakes + MORE

Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well. In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to.... More »
What do you look for in a youth sports coach? Someone who wins? Teaches kids the strategy of the game? Has fun? These are all good traits for a coach, but I believe that there is one trait in particular that a topnotch youth sports coach should have. One trait that will help your child have…Read More

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