TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

5 Ways to Find Joy as a Sports Parent + 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 »
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Helping Sports Kids Set Goals

Building Confidence in Youth Sports A sports parent asks: “I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?” Goal setting is essential in and out of sports. A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »

How I Made Peace with My Child’s Lack of Playing Time

Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »

One-handed NFL Prospect Shaquem Griffin

Shaquem Griffin was the feel good story of the 2018 NFL Draft Combine. The NFL keeps discovering new talent every now and then. It is not just team performances that keep football fans fascinated by the stories. The individual stories, where athletes rise from the ground to attain glory is what fans.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Are Sports Parents Shielding Their Kids Too Much? + MORE

 Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity: Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach By Doug Abrams Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »
I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients:
God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete.
While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a youngster who has the drive and passion to succeed, but sadly doesn’t have the size or speed or talent…

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