Suddenly, and seemingly overnight, Major League Baseball has woken up to the reality that kids all over America are losing interest in the national pastime.
Yes, baseball continues to be one of the nation’s most popular sports, but the reality is hard to dispute: According to one major media o.... More »
For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... More »
Why is this done? Why do parents decide to have their athlete repeat a year in middle school? Presumably it’s all about giving their young athlete an extra year of physical maturation and growth before they enter into HS competition.
This is a topic that I have touched upon in in the past. The.... More »
Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
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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…