Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness Recently, I have had two separate discussions, one with a high school football coach, and another with the parent of a young athlete, about sports and toughness.  In both conversations, the individual with whom I was speaking touted sports as the last...

Defining “Winning” For Young Athletes

Defining “Winning” for Young Athletes At a recent meet for my daughter’s swim team, I saw several youngsters who performed wonderfully in their events, but were nonetheless disappointed because other swimmers finished the heat ahead of them.  In...

How To Reward Your Child Athlete

How to reward sport performance In the last article, we discussed the importance of focusing on what you can control.  As a parent, coach, or other supporter of a child athlete, it is also important to understand what aspects of a child’s performance should be...

There Is No “Wrong” In Sports

    Note: This blog post expands on an idea that I originally learned in a USBC Level 1 Coaching Class taught by Tom Little in Conroe, Texas There is No “Wrong” in Sports  The exchange is a familiar one between a young athlete and a coach or parent.  The...