Seriously, folks, it’s time to watch what you say in the stands… Are you facing a roadblock in your parenting? In your sports parenting? I’m a certified life coach who can help you. I’m not a counselor, therapist, or even a consultant. I will not tell you what to do,.... More »
Over the last couple of weeks, Matt Stanmyre and his colleague Chris Baxter of NJAdvanceMedia (NJ.com) unleashed a series of investigative columns examining why so many hundreds of HS, college, and local park and rec fields — all covered with beautiful lush green artificial turf – is see.... More »
In spite of all our assumptions about what it takes to become a capable athlete – strength, agility, speed, balance, technical skills, cooperative behavior – one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills you can master is that of staying calm and composed under pressure. Staying loose pre-performance is.... More »
These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t d.... More »
Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity:
Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach
By Doug Abrams
Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »
“Have I ever told you about the defining moment of my coaching career?” long time University of Portland baseball coach Chris Sperry asked me the other day over lunch. “It is a speech that changed everything for me at the 1996 American Baseball Coaches Association convention.” “No, please tell,” I said between bites, and so […]
As the New England Patriots, and our good friend Julian Edelman, are preparing for another deep NFL Playoff run, a major part of Tom Brady’s training was revealed this week on Boston.com. In an exclusive interview, they sat down with Allen Campbell, the Brady family chef, and detailed what the legendary quarterback eats, doesn’t eat, and […]
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I talk a lot about the many ways that mental toughness techniques can be applied to the training of athletes in any sport in order to help them elevate their performance and reach their potential for excellence. But what kind of person do you end up with when all of these techniques are put into action? What can you expect as the result after all that hard work?
Here are 8 qualities of a mentally tough athlete:
1-He is CALM UNDER PRESSURE, staying cool in the heat of competition…
On September 19, 2015, two California high schools, Acalanes High and Bellarmine College Preparatory School, squared off in a hard-fought junior varsity water polo tournament match in Walnut Creek. During the match, a 15-year-old sophomore Acalanes player allegedly used his leg or knee to intentionally strike a Bellarmine opponent in the face…
You and your child’s coach are not on oppositive sides of the field or court. For the sake of your child, you should be partnering and working together in order to give your child a positive youth sports experience. You are not enemies or competitors. You are partners. I will say it again: You are Partners…