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Falling Stars

Sport Psychologist Dr. James Loehr recently made an interesting admission to an audience of sport administrators. He said that a life-sized poster of Tiger Woods was previously displayed in his office for all to see. After Tiger’s fall from grace due to certain character flaws, Dr. Loehr replaced him with a huge poster of Lance…
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To Quit or Not to Quit?

Everyone knows the importance of accurate expectations, but if there’s one place where they are seldom set in advance it would be youth sports.  We ask our children, “Would you like to sign up for _______________ (fill in the blank) this season?”  When they say “Sure!” do we have the presence of mind to set…
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The Real Entertainment is On the Sidelines

The kind of parents who read this blog are almost certainly not the ones we read about in the newspaper who have violently misbehaved, embarrassed their entire community, and been charged with assault at a youth sport game.  So let’s skip that range of sideline behavior and look at what most people demonstrate at those…
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Nothing Good Comes From Negativity

It’s very rare that you meet someone who admits to being a negative person, yet our experience tells us that many people are quite negative about certain aspects of their life.  It usually shows up in relation to their performances in some area that’s important to them.  You may not actually hear the words but…
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