It was the ideal ending to a 17-year coaching career, the sort of final curtain call that coaches imagine as their tenure winds down. In the Massachusetts Division 2 boys track and field championships in New Bedford on June 1, North Attleboro High School earned one point in the 4 x 400 relay, the .... More »
One of the most common and performance-disrupting mental traps that athletes fall into is TRYING TOO HARD. The athlete goes into a tryout, big game or important showcase pressuring themselves to do well. This pressure is always driven by an outcome focus. "I need to win!, Prove to the coach that I .... More »
One of your most important tasks as a parent is to teach your children skills that will help them excel in life. According to Vicki Caruana’s book, Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge, parents play an integral part in determining if their children will succeed—not only in school,.... More »
Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist?
A young athlete asks:
“I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
Imagine a basketball game with a packed gymnasium and everyone appears dressed for a Halloween costume parity. The crowd is totally silent until the home team, the Taylor University Knights, score the 10th point. And then, pandemonium ensues. The crowd erupts with noise and dance.
It’s an annu.... More »
Here are three fun things for Futbol Fans to watch when the World Cup isn’t on. As the knockout phase moves forward, fewer games are played. You might still be looking for your futbol fix. Here it is – 3 videos to help fill the time.
Three Fun Things for Futbol Fans
1.) Old man Sean Garnier shows his stuff in a Mexico street soccer game…
My daughter is into dancing, singing, and acting. Those aren’t my favorite things to do. However, spending time with my daughter far outweighs my lack of interest. So, I do her favorite thing.
Spending time with your kids on their level, with their interests, is important. It will help you on your journey to becoming a better dad…
“We have absolutely no fear at all. We feel like we are in a position now to challenge it. We believe we have built a foundation in our team that we are able to beat them.”
- USMNT Coach Jurgen Klinsmann on next World Cup round against Belgium
The United States men’s national soccer team has made quite the impression on the international football world with their performance in the World Cup thus far…
First of three parts.
In sports, the offseason is typically time to improve one’s skills.
Whether it’s Shaquille O’Neal and his constant attempts to fix his free throw shooting or a college football receiver who travels to a speed camp to take a tenth of a second off his 40-time, the offseason offers a little extra time to hone one’s craft…