Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Sophia and Elizabeth Glazer (Wellesley, Mass.) + MORE

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Sophia and Elizabeth Glazer (Wellesley, Mass.) + MORE

One Question That Will Help Your Child Compete Better

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 »
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Youth Sports Burnout Due To Overbearing Parents + MORE

On October 10th, Huffington Post posted an article that helped summarize the findings of Dr. Chris Stankovich, a sports psychologist, who is focused on youth sports and their effects on the development of children. There is an exceptionally interesting keyword at the crux of the research: burnout. T.... More »

Can Youth Sports be Both Fun and Competitive?

I got an email from a distraught parent the other day. She described a scene where the coach was screaming at the girls after a loss. She was beside herself at how the coach treated the girls. He was demeaning, he was loud and scary, and he had lost perspective on the age he was The post Can Youth S.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »

WOC #24 Tom Bates, Head of Performance Psychology and Culture for Aston Villa FC , It’s often not what we say in coaching, but what we do that teaches them the most + MORE

What would your team look like if you let them shape and drive the culture, and if you loved them first as people before you ever tried to be coach? Would they be more like the bad news bears instead of Barcelona? If you said the bad news bears, you are dead wrong. In this The post WOC #24 Tom Bates.... More »
Habits can either make you or break you. As an adult, you know the power they have over you. That’s why it’s so important for you to help your kids start developing good habits early. And this is especially true when it comes to playing sports. My guest writer today knows all about playing, coaching, and…

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A journalist once asked former United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren why he read newspapers from back to front, rather than front to back. "I always turn to the sports pages first, which record people’s accomplishments," he answered. "The front page has nothing but people’s failures…

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The American Medical Association calls domestic violence a "public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions." Most victims are vulnerable women and children assaulted by male perpetrators. Most victims emerge physically battered or emotionally scarred. An alarming number end up being murdered…

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