Why Pregame Mental Prep is Critical for Athletes + MORE

Why Pregame Mental Prep is Critical for Athletes + MORE
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The Minnesota Wild and The State of Hockey + MORE

The Minnesota Wild, despite having played in the NHL for only 17 seasons, are connected to their fan base. Other professional sports organizations, with much longer histories, don’t enjoy the same type of relationships. This year’s team is trying to fight off archrival Chicago Blackhawks for.... More »
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How to Stop Procrastinating? Draw on Your Personal Strengths!

Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY: HS Athletes Who Put Integrity Ahead of Winning + MORE

“When No One Is Watching”: Two Stories of High School Athletes’ Integrity By Doug Abrams With national and international crises and discord dominating the news these days, it takes something special for a youth sports story to reach a major metropolitan newspaper’s editorial page. On June 2,.... More »
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Boys Lax Team Intrudes on Visiting Girls Before Playoff Game

Well, what happened the other day in Yorktown, NY? Depending on who you talk to, there was some sort of dust-up between the members of the Yorktown HS boys lax team…and the Somers HS girls lax team that clearly ruffled some feathers – especially on the Somers side. Many of the Somers parents.... More »
Tired of the Status Quo in youth sports? Change starts with YOU and here’s my 4-part plan to help! If you’d like to know what I can do to help you have a great year of youth sports in 2017, click here to read about my 4-part plan. If you follow these steps, you will give…Read More
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Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and confidence……

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