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For the Love of Kids

The purpose of the following article is to express my beliefs related to the importance and value of promoting the development of positive self-esteem in children at home, in schools, through sports and in every walk of life. I will attempt to show the significance of positive coaching and parenting in developing happy, confident, successful and fulfilled individuals who are capable of reaching higher levels of human potential. I recently published the book, “Hockey, Kids & Positive Coaching”, an inspiring story about a young boy whose love for the game of hockey is affected by the pressures placed on […]

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Understanding Your Kids Behavior in Sports

Parents should not make assumptions about their kids’ behavior in sports. You might feel your child is not trying hard enough, is a poor sport, or maybe even takes the game too serious. When your kids appear to be struggling with their performance it is important that you communicate with them to identify the root of their behavior. For example, as a young athlete I held high expectations for my performance. These high expectations became strict demands that I needed to meet each game, such as going 4-for-4 at the plate. When I made a mistake or failed to […]

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Successful and Unsuccessful Youth Coaches

Youth coaches are critical to kids’ sports experiences. They can influence whether young athletes enjoy sports and want to continue to play. Some coaches can get kids excited about sports, while other coaches may discourage kids or take the fun out of sports. A good coach can keep kids’ interest in sports alive. What does a good coach look like? Good coaches are able to put winning in perspective. They realize that winning is not the most important part of sports. They see the importance of striving to win, which may be more important than achieving the win. Good […]

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