What’s the Rush? How to Avoid The Troubling Dilemma of The Hurried Athlete + MORE

What’s the Rush? How to Avoid The Troubling Dilemma of The Hurried Athlete + MORE

The Value of Sound to Coaches

When I first saw the title to this Sports Coach UK blog, I jumped to the conclusion that it was about listening to athletes’ performance as another means of gaining insight to their effort and technique. Boy, was I wrong! The blog describes how the sound of performance can be a useful reinforc.... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Brian Hoffman + MORE

On Wednesdays, we do Coach Spotlights. This week, we’ve got the fitness guru from Castle Rock, Colorado, Brian Hoffman! With sports education in areas all over the map, Coach Hoffman is able to tailor your session to whatever you may need. Given his flexible nature, any coaches reading this sh.... More »

Head Games: Athletes and Their Body Images + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 3 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Athletes and Their Body Images. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and recoverin.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Overcome Mistakes + MORE

Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well. In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to.... More »

10 Things Your Son Needs From You + MORE

  We think your son needs everything from you. However, the following 10 things add up to a solid start, and they are gateway concepts to so much more. But there’s a balance at play here. You see, ultimately, your job is to make sure that there’s nothing your son needs from you (other than .... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. It seems there’s a movement to de-emphasize winning in youth sports. This is done by teams not keeping score and giving everyone on the team a trophy so that everyone feels they win. What’s the Big Deal About Winning? Today, I talk about winning with…

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For example, they might have a list of unwritten, unspoken “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts.”
These might include, “I should never make mistakes.” “I should always be the top scorer…

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If you’ve been reading in this space for a while, you’ve heard me say that credibility is a finite resource. Once you’ve established it, all you can do is keep it or lose it.
But media critic and professor Jay Rosen of NYU posted an essay last week that takes a more nuanced view. In A (brief) banking theory of newsroom trust, Rosen writes that trust, another word for credibility, is something that can be built up and drawn down, like a bank balance:

Some decisions that editors make put stress on accumulated reserves of trust, while others add to those reserves…

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Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development?
Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly than he wants to? Are you being sucked into sports specialization?
In 1981, psychologist David Elkind wrote a book called The Hurried Child…

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Science Or Magic After Injury?

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Stick with scientifically proven methods to get you back as quickly as possible after an injury, avoid experimental treatments
Always start with the correct diagnosis…

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