A recent study by the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons came up with two conclusions that sports parents ought to keep in mind.
The problem is….they seem to contradict the other.
Specifically, the Academy said that a recent survey found that 45% of all current HS athletes special.... More »
Do you find that your days are flying by all too quickly because you’re so busy? When this happens it’s easy to forget to “smell the roses” along the way. Parents are especially susceptible to this because raising kids is probably the most demanding job ever. Who even has the.... More »
Pressure And Social Approval
Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course.
When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »
This survey of 1,000 Americans by the Yellowbrick Treatment Program shows some interesting numbers about youth sports. Do you think it’s an accurate reflection? Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t .... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 6 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on The Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counsel.... More »
How Coaches Influence Parents And Athletes
A coach asks:
“How does a coach influence the parents and players to be committed to a process that requires investment in effort, time and money before results are ‘seen’?”
Good question… In our fast-paced lives, kids and parents often expect results right away and are impatient to wait for them…
Nothing good ever comes from being negative. Nothing! When you consistently put yourself down after a failure or continually catch yourself doing things wrong, then the only “good” you’ll do for yourself is to kill your self-confidence and tighten your muscles. I don’t have to tell you there’s nothing positive in being negative in that way!
You have to learn to systematically train your mind, or your “inner coach” in order to become more positive and supportive…