Archive for May 2011

Having a catch… a time to bond

May 24, 2011

FOR PARENTS OF YOUTH ATHLETES ::

There’s more to having a catch with your kids than having a catch. It’s a time when you have their undivided attention. Having a catch is a great opportunity to open up a line of communication. Spend most of the time talking about something other than baseball. Find out what happened in their life today. Show them you care. When they get older, they’ll always know that they can talk to you about their problems, concerns, or issues over something as special as “having a catch.”

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Mental Reruns

Take the time and energy for mental reruns. Soon after the game ends, replay moments in your mind. Review and study what you did right or what you did wrong. Relive the moment while it’s still fresh in your mind. If you had a great performance, rerun it, reinforce it twenty times. If you had a bad game, mentally correct your mistakes twenty times. Just as rewriting your notes immediately after a class can help you understand the lesson, replaying a game in your head soon after it was played can do the same.

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GIRLS AND “BOYS” SHOULD DO PUSH-UPS FROM THE KNEES

May 16, 2011

FOR PARENTS OF YOUTH ATHLETES ::

Why are girls asked to do push-ups from their knees? The truth is…boys should start there too. I never see young boys do them correctly. Most touch their hips down but barely bend their elbows. Their core is too weak also.
Starting from the knees helps kids develop the core one step at a time. The push-up is a great exercise but kids need to progress to the standard way if they’re to get the most out of them. When kids can do them with an “iron board” core, then it’s time to push the limits. Is your kid there yet?

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Fun Is Energizing

When it isn’t fun anymore it’s time to hang up the cleats. Only when you play for the fun of it will you experience more success. A superstar athlete was once asked to share his secret of his continuing success. He replied that he never went to work, he just went to play. Fun is energizing — it is the driving force that keeps you coming back. Fun links you to your higher power. When you take the fun out of sports you lose the force.

SPARK AN INTEREST

May 6, 2011

FOR PARENTS OF YOUTH ATHLETES ::

Many parents want their kids to play sports, but sometimes they push them too hard when they are young. And that often backfires. The secret to motivating kids to play sports is to plant “seeds.” Provide them with experiences that whet their appetite for sports.

Here’s a great “seed” to plant. When young athletes reach the age of 10 or so, start to take them to local high school games. It’s an “I” opener for them. They sense the excitement, feel the energy, and imagine themselves there someday. The seed begins to germinate.

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Always Expect To Come Back

When you are behind, put your pride on the line. Time might run out on you, but never quit. Always expect to come back. Develop a bad attitude toward giving up. Even in obvious defeat, never accept it, go down a fighter. This attitude will eventually turn you into a winner. Keep in mind, the more you quit, the easier quitting gets.


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