YOU KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND POLITICIANS OFTEN DO “STATE OF THE STATE” SPEECHES?
THAT IS, THEY GIVE THEIR CONSTITUENTS A SNAPSHOP OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL POLITICS?
WELL, ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, I THOUGHT I’D DO THE SAME KIND OF THING. THAT IS, .... More »
Helping Sports Kids With Mental Preparation
In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com.... More »
According to a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, the top financial priority of American families is to simply get caught up on the bills. This is complicated by a record number of Americans completely out of the work force and not actively seeking employment. The new jobs being crea.... More »
Dr. Bob Schafer (seated) of Prophecy Sciences at SSAC14One of the unmistakable takeaways from the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is that teams across all sports are looking for the “next big thing” that will offer a competitive advantage. For most of the 2,000 attendees at th.... More »
How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing
This post is dedicated to a reader who asked a very important question about how to stay positive even when you know you are losing.
I can understand how this would be difficult in our current sports culture where so much emphasis is placed .... More »
It was the ideal ending to a 17-year coaching career, the sort of final curtain call that coaches imagine as their tenure winds down. In the Massachusetts Division 2 boys track and field championships in New Bedford on June 1, North Attleboro High School earned one point in the 4 x 400 relay, the day’s final event…
Third of three parts. Read Part 1 and Part 2.
I’ve talked about using your offseason to improve your sportswriting skills by reading everything and taking an online course. Today, one more piece of advice:
Learn a new skill on your own
Maybe you’ve given it a chance and the classroom just isn’t for you, and that’s OK too…
Across the country, private sports coaching is on the rise.
Athletes and parents have realized just how affordable and accessible one-on-one sports instruction is. From young athletes to adult exercisers, athletes are escaping the mark-ups of gyms and camps by shifting their training regime from group instruction to personalized and customized coaching…
Take a minute and think about the words you’ve been saying to your kids lately. Are they building them up or tearing them down? Encouraging and validating their identity or lowering their self-esteem? In his book, Words Kids Need to Hear, David Staal shares seven statements you need to make a routine of saying to your kids…