Coaches, you have a captive audience every season that you decide to take on the challenge of turning a group of individuals into a team. Your players are captive because in order to make the team, and in order to play, they must listen to you and do as you instruct. As a coach, this could be...Re.... More »
Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports
Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams.
Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... More »
Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states that have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but that safety gaps persist.
The number of states (and percent improvements since the 2014-15 school .... More »
The NCAA Tournament tips off today with a full schedule of games, and this year a surprise guest is the Minnesota Gophers. With only 7 wins last year, coupled with some off the court troubles, Minnesota wasn’t expected to do much this season. Apparently the word didn’t reach the young team and c.... More »
As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... 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…