A few years back, during a press conference preceding a playoff game, a reporter asked me what I had done Friday afternoon to prepare—presumably for the game. But Friday afternoons during the season have always been personal time for us as a staff. I learned from Chuck Noll that you don’t.... More »
Of all the questions I’m asked when I do sports parenting presentations, the one topic that far surpasses everything else is: as a sports parent, what’s the best way to approach my kid’s coach about…..(fill in the rest of the question here: playing time, position, being made .... More »
What are you going to call your fantasy football team this year?
Do you take the literary route with “Game of Throws”? Or, pay your respect to a famous retail store with “Victorious Secret”? Have a favorite QB? You could go with “Brady’s Bunch” or “Arm.... More »
I was never really into food before I was married. Consistently throughout my life, I have been made fun of for my pickiness. I’ll even admit that I have the palate of a fifth grader. In my wife’s family, food is love. She opened a whole new world to me. We want to instill that love in ou.... More »
10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […]
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In the same spirit that I publish and update my list of the Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents in late summer, this is my first annual Spring 2014 Review of Psychology Today articles…
Here’s a suggestion for Little League baseball and softball coaches.
Every year, in anticipation of the upcoming season, coaches get together to hold an annual draft of ballplayers. Coaches — either inspired by their own fantasy-league baseball drafts, or maybe they really do think they are better at evaluating young ballplayers better than their competitors – get together and stage a “draft” of players…
For those familiar with Amy Purdy and her story, her success on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars should come as no surprise. Purdy hasn’t just been overcoming obstacles since the double amputation of both her legs at age 19 – she’s been plowing right through them as if they never existed in the first place…