Teach Your Athlete 3 Truths About Change (PDF)

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Teach Your Athlete 3 Truths About Change (PDF)

Change usually happens in one of two ways: 1. You initiate a change or 2. Change is thrust upon you. As you probably guessed, it is a bit easier to accept when you initiate it. Unfortunately, you are not always given that option. The opportunity that you do have, however, is how you respond to change.

Video: 3 Simple Truths From an Olympic Journey

Gwen Jorgenson Olympic journey contains three simple truths that all young athletes can learn from. And she’s not done yet!

5 True, Must-See Movies to Watch with Your Young Athlete

By David Benzel
It’s hard to deny the power of a captivating story, told well. Perhaps, that is why movie nights are such a great pastime and memory maker for so many families. Watching a true story with a compelling message can open a door to a unique teaching moment between parents and their kids.

Athletes Create the Right Resolutions by Answering These 3 Questions (PDF)

by Michelle Wells
For those naysayers who feel that New Year’s resolutions are doomed to fail before January is even over, let me suggest that success with resolutions and goal setting has a lot to do with how you go about creating the right ones.

Video: 3 Tips for Teaching Courage

In her book, “Courage to Soar” Simone says, “You might be blessed with some talent but in order to reach your goals you have to have the courage to go after them.” So, let’s talk about 3 ways you can help your athlete learn to be courageous.

Help Your Kids Stand Out in a Sea of Siblings (PDF)

Playing second fiddle… Being the understudy… Assigned to second string … Low man on the totem pole…
None of these phrases evoke a sense of confidence. In fact, they all imply being second best. Yet this might be how one or more of your kids feel if they are in the shadow of a sibling who is a Rockstar-athlete.

Video: Above and Beyond

At 211 degrees you have hot water. But with the increase of only one degree, you have steam and you can power a locomotive. People often look for shortcuts to success, but consistent incremental increases in an effort are actually what leads to HUGE gains. Going above and beyond in small degrees can make all the difference.

Your Child’s Future Boss is Looking for These 12 Qualities

One area of great benefit is the way in which sports participation can equip your child to be career-ready as an adult. Many of the same qualities that employers are looking for
are traits that good coaches are teaching.

Video: Is Your Athlete Focused on the Journey or an Outcome

The Far-Reaching Impact of Sportsmanship (PDF)

By David Benzel
Although you cannot predict the future for your children, you recognize that the steps you take today can impact that future. In fact, you probably make decisions fairly regularly, that reflect this belief.