When I first saw the title to this Sports Coach UK blog, I jumped to the conclusion that it was about listening to athletes’ performance as another means of gaining insight to their effort and technique. Boy, was I wrong!
The blog describes how the sound of performance can be a useful reinforc.... More »
We have inadvertently created a problem for our kids over the last 20-25 years, and why I understand why travel team programs share a lot of the blame, I also feel that ambitious Moms and Dads have had a major role in allowing this problem to grow.
I’m talking about the reality that in just ab.... 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 »
Dear Mom and Dad I wanted to start this letter by saying I love you, and I know you mean well. I appreciate all the time and energy you put into taking me to my games and practices, and I know you sacrifice a lot to do it. I also appreciate when you try to
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Coaches and Parents, are you looking for a way to help your kids get better in sports? Do you wish there was more that you could do? Parents, you may feel helpless because you don’t know enough about your child’s sport. Or Coaches, maybe you’d just like some fresh ideas for running.... More »
Apparently, the sports parenting craziness has spawned a new term…. lawnmower parent. This article by Brian Greeson at the Gaston Gazette describes the label and what it’s implications are for kids and parents….Click on the image to read. If you find yourself tempted to be one of those parents who smooths the path in…
Want to know one of the best gifts you can give sports kids for the holidays?
You can help them understand the power of mental training. When kids have a strong mental game, they’re more confident, enjoy sports more, and are more likely to perform well.
Truth is, lots of sports kids think mental training won’t help them…
Today, in news that shouldn’t be surprising, a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Health has declared Woman’s Ice Hockey as the high school sport most likely to incur concussions. In fact, MDH believes that these athletes are two to three times more likely to suffer a concussion than even their male sport counterparts…