Posted tagged ‘youth sports’

Theres’ more to having a catch than having a catch

March 21, 2014

There’s more to having a catch with your kids than just having a catch. It’s a time when you have their undivided attention. It’s your chance to open up a line of communication that will last a life time. As your kids get older, it will become more difficult for you to create an environment where they will open up to you. You must create one while they are young.

As you toss the ball back and forth, spend most of the time talking about something other than baseball. Find out what happened in their life today. Set the tone. Get them to talk, to open up. Engage with them. Show them you are interested in them and are there to listen. 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.”


Like An Iditarod Sled Dog – flat out

March 7, 2014

Winners have learned to go full speed ahead all the time. No matter if it’s in practice or the real thing, they take it on with a full head of steam. They never have to give a second effort because they only play with continuous effort. Winners don’t have a middle gear. They don’t know what half speed is all about. Like an Iditarod sled dog, winners only know one speed – flat out.

Ode to the sandlot

March 4, 2014
Where kids play baseball with heart and soul
Where kids develop a passion for baseball
Where kids fall in love with the game
A field of dreams

Gymbag Wisdom: Raising Kids To Excel At Sports

September 23, 2013

It’s very important that parents understand the physical, mental and emotional needs of kids if they want to help them grow up to excel at sports. Everybody has athletic potential but unless kids grow up in a condusive environment that allows for maximum athletic development will they ever go on to acheive their potential in sports. The following is my new ebook at Amazon. For only 2.99 you will learn what you need to do before they even begin youth sport to the time they hang up their cleats. please leave a review if you purchase.

Nature’s calling

August 30, 2013

Kids are born with energy to burn for a reason. Mother Nature wants them up and moving about meeting and dealing with the daily challenges. She’s trying to prepare kids for the rigors of life. Like how the gentle winds strengthens the fibers of the young tree, facing and overcoming challenges early in life strengthens all living things for the future.

The natural athlete that lies within us all

July 27, 2013

Everybody starts out as a natural athlete in childhood, but very few continue to be one as they grow up. Somewhere along the way most lose the gift. A child’s approach to play is natural — free of self-concept, free of emotional barriers and fears. Approach sports as you did when you were a child, and you will rediscover the natural athlete that lies within us all.

The Reset Generation

May 27, 2013

The everyday behavior of young people mimics what the reset button empowers. When things get tough, they head down easy street to start over. No tolerance for struggle, no will to overcome, no remorse for giving up – just reset it.

Where does this behavior stem from? Instant gratification, enabling, entitling – the triple play. The “axis of evil” in parenting.

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