Parents

Parents Ask: Is it too late for me to do this right?

The Orlando Scorpions and Next Level Baseball sponsored a two-day instructional camp over the weekend that attracted 160 players from age 14 to 18. Many of these players have dreams of playing college baseball. I was invited to speak to the parents of these dedicated hopefuls about the Growing Champions for Life philosophy and programs.…
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How to Recover Athletic Swagger

I received a phone call this morning from a distraught father who is facing one of the toughest scenarios in sport-parenting. His seventeen-year-old daughter has been a first-string performer on a top-level volleyball team. However, a combination of circumstances (a new coach and new talent) on the team has suddenly shaken his daughter's confidence and…
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How to Accidently Ruin Your Relationship with Your Young Athlete

When children enter the world of youth sports they unwittingly add one more opportunity for themselves to be judged, evaluated, and corrected. However, it is unlikely any of them thought about this prior to wanting to play. They sign up for sports to have fun, enjoy their friends, learn new skills, and challenge themselves through…
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