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Overcoming Failure as an Athlete

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The Value of Junior College Athletics

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Thank you for being a part of our community. We value your support and look forward to working with you and your athlete in the future.

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The Value Of Junior College Athletics

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The Use of Social Media on Youth Athletes

Social media has both positive and negative effects in our society today. It has taken over the way we consume information regarding news, politics, sports, consumer products, and technologies that are now available to the public. The majority of young people in America today probably couldn’t go a day

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The Power of Positive Self-Talk

Why is it that we berate ourselves with such horrible attacks, but when a teammate or a friend makes the same mistake we offer them encouragement, support, and advice?

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Giving kids more of what they want in sports.

Do you know what your kid’s favorite food is? Do you know what irritates them? Do you know what they feel self-conscious about? Do you know what their favorite sport is? Do you know why they play?

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Three ways watching a random sport can help you be a better (and much more relaxed) sports parent

When I went to see team handball at the Rio Olympics (a sport I knew next to nothing about), I expected I’d learn something about the sport. I expected I would feel the Olympic spirit. I did not expect to get a lesson in sports parenting.

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Is it worth it? My thoughts on youth sports.

I started to wonder if it was all worth it. I thought about how many evenings were spent racing around from one practice to the next (forget about family dinners!).

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On Broccoli and Basketball: 4 ways to inspire kids to do something that's "good" for them

Some kids love playing sports. Some kids love eating veggies. What do we do about the ones that don’t? Should we bribe them (money, treats, screen time)? Should we threaten them?

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Quitting time? Knowing when kids should walk away from their sport

Quitting has such a stigma around it. We want our kids to be able to weather the inevitable ups and downs of life, without just running away when things get hard.

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Train for Trust: Handling High Pressure

Imagine your favorite athlete handling the most intense pressure you can think of. It could be a championship match, a game-deciding play, or anything else with high stakes. What do they do and think to feel in control despite the pressure?

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The Carousel of Thoughts

There’s nothing like a mind full of racing thoughts to derail your confidence mid-game. The mind is such an abstract concept on its own (after all, the brain named itself).


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