This key practice can help you build a positive attitude! + MORE

This key practice can help you build a positive attitude! + MORE

2018 Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team for Out-of-Staters

The 2018 Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team Video has been out for a couple of days now. For the last 8 years, the Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team videos have been a national treasure. Released in March each year after the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament, the announcement .... More »

Iowa Hawkeyes Start a New Tradition by Waving to the Children’s Hospital

What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »

6 Memories You Absolutely Must Make With Your Athlete Before He Quits Playing Sports

Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... More »

39 Clever Fantasy Football Names Ok With Mom

“Call Me Brady,” “The Touchdown Factory,” and “The Brees Knees” are just a few clever fantasy football names you might encounter in your league. Why the fascination with naming fantasy football teams? Whereas the winners of your fantasy league are typically hardco.... More »
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INTRODUCING OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL: A Different Kind of Sports Podcast + 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 »

Coach Communication With Parents And Athletes


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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…

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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…

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