Kids and Sports–it all sounds so simple. But I’m afraid that the world of youth sports has become full of problems that are hard to solve. One of the unfortunate truths of life is that we usually see the problem and it’s answer very clearly–after the fact. The old adage hin.... More »
Mentally strong athletes—those who have done some mental game training—don’t balk after making mistakes.
They don’t call themselves negative names. And they’re often great team players because they’re so positive.
Truth is, however, that sports kids resist mental training, and miss out .... More »
Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation
It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game…
This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance.
We can’t help but say things li.... More »
The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?”
The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some tr.... More »
Many of the athletes, coaches, sports clubs, and organizations I’ve worked with over the years know me through live interaction or public speaking events. This personal approach has been the foundation of my work and has allowed me to experience the full range of challenges and achievements to t.... More »
One of my favorite movies, particularly this time of year, is When Harry Met Sally. There are so many famous lines and funny moments. In one scene, Billy Crystal’s character, Harry, is at a football game with his friend Jess talking about how he and his wife are separating. Among a cheering crowd doing the wave, he tells his friend the humiliatingly, sad story of his wife deciding to move out and leave him…
You probably know this feeling: Some smart person is telling you about all these great digital tools you could be using to improve your stories, your workflow, your reporting, your life—and you’re thinking, “Yeah, that sounds great. If only I had time to learn how to use these tools. But I don’t…
No one can dispute that Cristiano Ronaldo is an outstanding soccer player—clearly he has been one of the most talented in the world now for many years. But his antics on the field recently were a textbook example of not being a real team player.Ronaldo was visibly upset when Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale did not pass to him in a game against Spanish League foe Espanyol…