U.S. Olympic Field Hockey great Lauren Crandall – Rio bound this summer – learned many valuable lessons as a young athlete: Bouncing back from disappointment, focusing on the process and giving everything you’ve got to the moment
Former Green Bay Packer linebacker and Super Bowl champion Brady Poppinga, author of The True Spirit of Competition, on the real purpose of youth sports, shaping young lives and having Brett Favre as a teammate.
Tim McDonald, former Pro Bowl safety for the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers and current defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills, shares his youth coaching secrets for making the most of your practices.
Choosing a sports program for your child is a big responsibility, as the wrong choice can lead to a miserable experience for all involved. Use these questions to help find the right program for your young athlete.
Your sports-playing children want your attention – and to be recognized as the best athlete in the house. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that the sibling rivalry in your home stays on the healthy side and doesn’t wreck family harmony.
Youngsters who are bullied as teenagers are twice as likely to deal with depression as adults, making it more important than ever that coaches ensure that bullying does not take place on their teams this summer.
As a youth sports parent are you too concerned about how your child’s performance will affect the team and what others are saying about your youngster? See how you can keep everything in perspective while letting kids enjoy sports on their own terms.
All young athletes experience pre-game nerves to some degree. So if you want to help your child conquer them, improve their athletic performance and enjoy sports more, you need to try this when Game Day rolls around: relax!
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