As we enter into the cooler months of the school year, that means that active try outs for basketball and ice hockey teams are looming. Both sports tend to be very competitive in terms of eager and hopeful kids who want to make the squad, especially in the middle school, travel team, or high school .... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »
There’s a major New York Times best-selling book that was published about two months ago, and it has the simple title of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.
The author is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the Univ of Penn who has studied this trait – grit — for .... 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 »
Parents: Help Kids Boost Pregame Concentration
Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future.
They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or pa.... 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…