Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »
FOR THE PARENT….
I want to discuss difficult moments in an athlete’s life when – as the Mom or Dad – you find yourself on the spot to have to say the right thing – to find the precise words – to talk with your son or daughter when things aren’t going their way.
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What is emotional intelligence? How do parents and teachers nurture it at home and in the classroom? What methods are working?
Emotional intelligence (EI for short) has become a popular term since Daniel Goleman authored his book with the same title in 1995. Several decades of research not on.... More »
Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes
A young athlete writes:
“I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »
Tom Pincince is a long-time assistant director of athletics at Central Connecticut State University. A former three-sport athlete and college football player, he has been involved in sports for much of his life.
But along the way – especially because he has three young daughters 0 he has qui.... More »
The Fine Line Between Motivation And Pressure For Sports Parents
A sports dad asks a thoughtful question:
“My biggest struggle at the moment is truly finding out if my son wants to train and practice to please me ’cause I’m his dad, or because he really wants to improve his skills for himself…
Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights
Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5-time All-NBA? The answer is – none…
NFL creates position to address the lack of women in coaching roles The NFL has officially created a position to address the league’s lack of women in coaching and scouting roles, reports Jane McManus of ESPN. Sam Rapoport, former women’s professional, will head up the project as director of football development…