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Listen Now: Teaching Kids to Manage Their Thoughts

Each month I host a free live webinar for parents during which I connect key life skills they can share with their youth sports athlete to help win on the field and in life. In the recent recording below, I discuss talking to your child about their thoughts and feelings. Your child's brain is very…
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Are You a Rhino or a Retriever? Best Tips for Effective Coaching

As a Coach, what makes you tick? What exactly drives the responses you have – daily – as you interact with your athletes? Or, which behavioral patterns help and possibly hinder your instruction? These are questions that, when honestly answered, can provide a framework on how to coach more effectively. We often look at how…
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The 5 Temptations of a Youth Sport Parent

Somewhere between first introducing your child to sports and enthusiastically pursuing team participation, there lies a great temptation that beckons to most parents. It plays out as an internal battle between judging your child’s sports experience or simply enjoying the journey. And it is real. Parents that are aware of the risks and take steps…
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Does Your Youth Sports Program Need a Sport-Family Coach?

“A Sport-Family Coach has a nice ring to it, but what exactly does it mean?” “And how can it help my sports program?” These are questions that I often get asked and I think it is helpful to understand the “Why” behind the development of this term. It actually began many years ago. As my…
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