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3 Steps To Nip Youth Performance Anxiety In The Bud

Experiencing anxiety before a big sports event is normal, but what happens when this anxiety prohibits optimal sports performance? After a winter hiatus and with spring sports just around the corner, many children develop sports performance anxiety. This usually happens... Continue Reading →

Are Kids’ Sports Too Competitive?

How kids' athletics have gotten too serious - and what parents can do to help When my daughter began playing recreational soccer at age 8, scouts for more competitive private clubs showed up regularly at the weekend games. By the... Continue Reading →

Ethics in Youth Sports

There are at least five fundamental ethical questions facing youth sports. • What is the purpose of youth sports? Some recognize the value of youth sports for their ability to instill strong and positive character in young boys and girls.... Continue Reading →

BENEFITS OF SCHOOL-BASED SPORTS

"This article examines the benefits of school-based sports for student athletes".

How to Learn From a Loss

In sports, the overall goal is often to win. But in order for there to be a winner, there must also be a loser—that's just the nature of the game. At some point in their career, all athletes have suffered... Continue Reading →

How to Motivate Your Young Athlete to Get Better

Many parents contact us each week because they struggle to motivate their kids in sports or how best to motivate their athletes. We receive many questions from sports parents and coaches, such as from this hockey parent who asked, "We... Continue Reading →

What Kids Say about Playing Youth Sports

The tremendous growth in organized youth sports has resulted in many positive outcomes for kids. Athletics creates an atmosphere that both supports and enhances what kids want and need. Surveys have revealed the top reasons why young people want to... Continue Reading →

8 Tips for Sports Parents and Kids in Sports

When working with young athletes, I often work with the parents themselves so parents can reinforce the concepts I teach to athletes in our mental game coaching

Are you raising a humble athlete?

Sportswriter Heywood Hale Broun has been credited with saying, “Sports doesn’t build character. It reveals it.” So after the teams leave the field, the scoreboard is cleared and field lights are shut off, what does sports reveal about your child?... Continue Reading →

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