What Parents Shouldn’t Do Before a Game
Parents, to boost your kids’ confidence and help them focus prior to games, it’s critical to know what to do and say before a game.
It may not be obvious how to act and what to say. Let’s start with some basic ideas for your pregame behavior:
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A dad writes us saying that his son, a gifted athlete, has begun playing it safe since he became a high school player. He plays to avoid making mistakes.
“I can’t figure out how to get into his head and undo whatever is keeping him from crossing this mental boundary,” the dad says.
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Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
What’s the bottom line when it comes to vitamins and supplements for athletes? The subject of vitamins and supplements for athletes can fill books, but in this post I am going to give you a very simple tutorial on what’s best for your child. This post is sponsored by Smarty Pants Vitamin.... More »
We’re only days away from the annual national obsession with college basketball that is March Madness®, with over 64 teams vying to hoist the national champion’s trophy at the end of a grueling bracket of elimination games.
With the onset of the tournament comes the annual tradition in offices, churches, classrooms, dorms, and homes of bracket challenges…
Is your child’s biggest competition in youth sports turning out to be someone on his own team? Perhaps he is trying to beat another player out for a starting spot or even just to get more playing time. All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school. My oldest…
(The following column was requested of Rick Wolff by the editors of the Huffington Post, and it ran online in that publication on Thursday, March 12, 2015)
A SYSTEM IN DIRE NEED OF DIRECTION
Once upon a time- and I start with this phrase as though I’m going to tell a children’s story – because when I tell kids today about a time when they were free to go out and play on their own — when there were no official tryouts, no bullying coaches, no screaming parents on the sidelines – well, these kids really think I’m truly telling them a fairy tale…