There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it.
If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »
It is time to retire the red pencil?
How many of us have been guilty of subscribing to “red pencil mentality?” You know, when we focus on the homework mistakes rather than on what’s correct? Probably most of us; because it’s human nature. However, focusing on our kids’ mistakes or t.... More »
Just about every coach and parent, not to mention most young athletes, have heard the vague but obvious phrase, “practice makes perfect.” Quarterbacks wanting to complete more passes need to throw a lot more balls. Rising basketball players who need to increase their free throw percentage need t.... More »
Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist?
A young athlete asks:
“I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
The Olympic Games are by far my favorite event every four years!! I watch more TV and sports coverage online in those two weeks than I do during the four years in between the games.
I have LOVED all of the pre-games commercials, but my favorites have to be “Salute” and “That’.... More »
As the fall sports season starts to wind up, be sure to prepare your sports kids for potential bullying from other athletes and coaches.
Sadly, there’s an epidemic of bullying in sports right now.
The worst part of it: Children are reluctant to tell their parents they’re being bullied.
All kinds of kids are bullied in sports…
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about having stable confidence in sports. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Here’s the question Dr…
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 on these and other important benefits…
Nieman Reports has a report on the latest in robot journalism, which we’ve been following around here, in our analog way, for years.
Writer Jonathan Stray begins by talking about software agents that can monitor huge piles of information, such as open data created by modern cities or even countries…