What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE

What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE
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How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing. Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »
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3 Reasons It’s Okay Not to Like Your Child’s Coach + MORE

Yes, you read that right. You don’t have to like your child’s coach.  You don’t have to like the coach’s style, defensive strategy, or offensive game plan.  A coach can totally rub you the wrong way, and you may not even be able to pinpoint exactly why. He or she just does. The bad news....... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Why TEAM is so Important–in Sports and in Life + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow.  In this episode I am featuring Jenn Starkey of www.MVPleadershipAcademy.com and FastpitchFit.com. Jenn is a Best Selling Author and the founder of FastpitchFit.com, a division of MVP Leadership Academy. She is here to help give you tools that.... More »

School Is Where Teens Get Exercise, But It's Not Enough, Study Says + MORE

Even though adolescents spend less than 5 percent of their time at school engaging in physical activity, according to a new study, such time accounts for almost half of their overall exercise, and was still 20 minutes than the amount experts recommend. Researchers looked at data from 549 healthy .... More »
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How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE

Identifying Focus Issues in Young Athletes A sports parent writes: “My child gets fouled a lot, when the referee fails to make a call, or when it builds through a game, he sometimes loses control. This is usually anger boiling over. Also, when an opposing player talks to him (taunts) he can.... More »
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…

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Several years ago, I moved states. There are a lot things to get in order when you move. The thing I wanted to put off more than anything else was changing my license and tags. I remember wondering why I didn’t want to go the DMV.
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I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. Have you? The breakout success of Serial has made podcasting the hot media item of the moment, and in my case a new halfway decent smartphone has contributed to my newfound podcastphilia.
I’ve been listening to a lot of This American Life, Love + Radio and The Moth, and in the right mood I’ll listen to interviews on Fresh Air or WTF With Marc Maron…

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