Youth Sports Blog Roundup for June 6th, 2012


Below you will find a few of our favorite blog posts that are related to youth sports, youth sports coaching and sports parenting from the past few weeks. Please feel free to visit each and we hope you find them as helpful as we do!

When Coaches Are Responsible for Poor Performance

Unfortunately, far too many coaches are completely unaware of the effect that they have on their athletes. They say and do things which regularly tear the athlete down, undermine his/herconfidence and leave that player feeling unsafe inside.

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The Power of Positive Thoughts In Sports

We’re all human and mistakes happen – the key is not to let negative thinking turn into a big monster in the room that crowds out all of the great things you’re capable of doing.

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Are Traditional Values too Rigid?

The scheduled game between Our Lady of Sorrows and Mesa Preparatory Academy never happened. There was no rain delay, there were no suspended players, and there was no reschedule. Our Lady of Sorrows forfeited the game, because one of Mesa Prep’s players is a girl, and OLS has a policy forbidding co-educational sports.

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“Doc- When Can I Play?”

When an injury happens one of the most important questions the young athlete wants to know is “when can I play again?”  Usually their point of reference is the newsfeed on some professional athlete’s injury, and the answer from the news media is almost always “2-3 weeks.”  The reality, however, is that full recovery as I outline below can often take much longer than that.

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Is Your Child’s Youth Coach a Good Teacher?

The quality of a child’s experience in organized youth sports is highly dependent on his or her coach. Good coaches both understand their sport and how to communicate this knowledge.

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5 Tips for Coaches to Build Team Chemistry and Cohesion

Getting the team to “buy in” to the coach’s philosophy is key — listed below are a few quick sport psychology tips to help:

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