Parents, think twice before investing a lot of money into youth sports. While your intentions may be well-meaning, your efforts may backfire.
That’s the word from a new study about spending and youth sports. The author, Travis Dorsch, found that higher parental spending creates sports kids who.... More »
It’s easy to blame the coach when things don’t go as we’d like. Coaches are easy targets. When your child is not playing to his potential, when she is sitting too long on the bench, or when you don’t like the way a play turned out–parents are on the prowl for someone to.... More »
Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... More »
Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »
My new book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic is officially in bookstores now and I am so grateful for the amazing tribe of Un-Entitling Ambassadors — leading parenting experts and brilliant bloggers – who helped me share this book and the Un-Entitling Toolbox with the world.
I encourage you t.... More »
MLB Network analyst and former MLB pitcher, Mitch Williams, is the latest coach to give youth sports coaches a bad rap. Williams, also known during his playing career as “Wild Thing”, has been put on an indefinite leave of absence from the MLB Network after he was ejected from his team’s tournament game at the Ripken Baseball Tournament in Aberdeen, MD last week…
When our kids talk back and push us to the limit, there is one response that Bill Cosby’s father coined that reigns supreme.
“I brought you into this world and I’ll take you out!”
As our kids grow up, the work goes from physical to mental. When they enter the teenage years, it reaches a new level of intensity…
Former University of St. Thomas Soccer Coach Colleen Carey was twice selected as MIAC Coach of the Year recognizing her team’s impressive winning records and achievements. As she highlights in the introduction of her new book, Well Prepared Coach Youth Soccer Practice Plans ($29.95, ebook), things weren’t always that easy for her coaching…
I like to say that with the rapid rate of change, or even upheaval, in the journalism business, we’re all journalism students all the time, even gristly old vets like me who last spent significant time in classrooms when there was still chalk in them.
Kids, ask your grandparents why chalk would have been in a classroom…