How Parents Can Help Sports Kids Stay Safe
It’s hard to read the stories about members of the USA Gymnastics Team being harassed and abused by the team’s doctor.
And it’s easy to worry about such dangers.
Kids who are bullied, abused or harassed as sports kids can suffer throughout their lives.... More »
Helping Young Athletes Rebuild Confidence
One parent asks:
“My child was recently demoted out of the starting lineup on his basketball team and has been having troubles playing ever since. What can I do to help him get back in the starting lineup?”
Demotions of any kind can undermine ki.... More »
Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study
The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly…
To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »
This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. The idea of “hard work’ gets a lot of attention. We teach our kids that if they are not willing to work hard for something, then they will not truly appreciate it. I totally agree with that...Read&.... More »
This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Youth sports is a great place for kids to learn how to deal with kids who are different. Whether it’s race, religion, skill-level or economic status, kids come together to play sports and they a.... 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…