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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 Organize a Team-Building Activity

Whether you’re trying to boost the morale of your squad or foster leadership in young players, here’s a simple guide to organizing and running effective team-building activities that’ll develop young athletes into a cohesive unit. Progressive Planning It is best… 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

5 Tips to Get Kids Excited About Tennis

Want your kids to love tennis just as much as you do? Try these five strategies to get them excited about the sport.

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 →

10 THINGS PARENTS OF ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW

Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know 1. It’s not about you, its about them.  Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad. 2…. Continue Reading →

Pressure and overuse in youth sports can hurt one’s career in the long run

Former Georgetown Little League Head Coach Dave Anderson said it’s tough being a coach and a parent of baseball players. Anderson has three boys who all play baseball and his youngest plays travel baseball. “Yeah, I really worry about my… Continue Reading →

The 8 Types of Athletes: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Champ?

I have been around the strength/fitness and sports industry for quite a while. In the early to mid 1970s, it was junior high and senior high school sports participation. I went on to be a so-so track and field athlete (pole vaulter) at the University of Iowa in the late 1970s and early 1980s

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