Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MORE

Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MORE
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Daydreaming: Mindless or Meaningful? + MORE

As a child, daydreaming was one of my favorite activities. Or should I say, non-activities? I spent hours alone in my room with random thoughts wandering through my mind. I loved to think about patterns, people, and the mysteries of how things were connected. My parents believed I was doing homework.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are HS Sports Programs Going to Fade Away Due to Travel Teams?

Today’s WFAN show focused on what happens next when HS athletic directors find it more and more difficult to hire qualified coaches. As discussed last week, there is such an exodus of talented coaches out of HS programs that school districts are really discovering that it’s a challenge t.... More »

Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents + MORE

Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents Have a case of the Mondays? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to a brilliant video that Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post covered late last week, we’ve got a fresh, new outlook on youth sports. In the vi.... More »
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The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her.... 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 »

Why Kids Quit Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“I just can’t take it anymore coach,” a talented but underperforming player named Kate told me a few years back. “I think I am done playing.” My mind went through all the reasons this might be happening: burnout, other interests, team dynamics, I was too hard on her, the gamut. What could it be? “It’s […

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Motivation in youth sports  is not an exact science; trying to figure out what works with each child athlete is more like an art form. It’s trial and error–a learning process for parents as much as it is for kids because every child is different and every child responds differently to motivational tactics…

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kids football tournaments 1430938800 2055497465 Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about why athletes choke or under perform in competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast…

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Kevin Delaney, the editor in chief of Quartz, says in a Digiday Podcast interview that the 800-word article has got to go.
As Digiday’s Brian Morrissey notes, Delaney wrote many 800-word pieces during his 12 years with the Wall Street Journal. Now, though, Delaney sees the form as a problem in digital media, because digital media isn’t newspapers:

What people read online, when you look at the data, is shorter stuff that’s focused, creative and social with a really good headline…

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