How Your Athletes Benefit When You Support Their Coach
A parent asks a very thoughtful question: “What are the coaches thinking and how do I access this information, not to aide my child, but to become a better parent/coach/cheerleader/technician?”
Truth is, if you want to understand what your .... More »
NCAA updates social media recruiting rules reposted from our partners at RecruitLook Social media in college recruiting has become too big for the NCAA to control. The solution? Change the rules for how college coaches can interact with potential prospects on social media. The NCAA could no longer e.... More »
This post on Getting Recruited is Part 6 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication. For many young athl.... More »
The trend for kids to get recruited for college sports as early as middle school disturbs many youth sports experts. But there is no doubt that kids have a better chance of playing in college if they plan ahead. The question is, how early is too early? According to Athnet, a college recruiting site,.... More »
“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one se.... More »
In the last edition of Drill of the Week, we worked on improving our shooting. That article touched on the nuances of a pump-fake, dribble-drive, or kick-out and how those movements with the ball can lead your team to success. Those strategies are fantastic if you have the ball, but, of course, that can only belong […]
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It seems like you can’t turn around without seeing another study about how bad sugar is for you. The government wants us to cut back. New dietary guidelines urge Americans to limit their sugar intake to 10% of their daily calories. Here’s your wakeup call: most people would have to cut their sugar intake in half to meet the guidelines…
Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya!
In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way to respond when your child is itching for an argument…
One of the most natural places to connect with your family each day is at the dinner table. My experience and numerous studies show that eating meals together is one of the best things we can do for family—kids who eat dinner with their families more often do better in school, are healthier physically and emotionally, and develop better social skills…
The transformation that happens when parents watch their kids play youth sports can be drastic. A “great dad” or an “awesome mom” can morph into a belligerent spectator once they let frustration and anger rule their actions. Ultimately, these parents become the youth sports version of the Incredible Hulk…