Practice the Habit of Helping

As a parent, you know all about habits–good and bad. You see it as your child practices habits at home, in school and even in sports. As parents, you also have habits. And if your child plays youth sports, you will make choices in how you parent that will become habits. Those habits will affect your child’s youth sports experience. In my new booklet 11 Habits of Happy … [Read More...]

The #1 Trait Of A Great Sports Parent Is…

If you're competitive and passionate about helping your child succeed, it's easy to get carried away when it comes to youth sports. Games can get exciting. There can … [Read More...]

Instilling Grit and How To SHOW UP.

Last night I had a pretty cool opportunity to teach my 12-year old son a little about grit, and the importance of showing up. His 3rd & final round of ice hockey … [Read More...]


Forget the fact that it can be incredibly frustrating and result in even the most sophisticated man going into a profanity-laced tirade. Golf may be the greatest game ever to play with your kids. Why? Because it is full of metaphors that you can use to teach … [Read More...]

How Do You Know When Your Kid Has Outgrown His Team?

How do you know when your kid has outgrown his team? When should you move him to a new team that will continue to challenge him & help his development?  How can you know the answer to that question? By using the same thing that gets most of us through … [Read More...]

Sports Dad Forgets

Have you ever yelled at your kids and later regretted it? Do you ever feel like maybe you expect too much from your young kids? I know I’ve been guilty of both of those things, more times than I’d like to admit. I recently read the classic book by … [Read More...]

Don’t Be A Fun Sucker

The world of sports is notorious for bombastic clichés. "This game is do or die." "This could be the turning point of the season." "This is the biggest game of the year." "Biggest pitch of the game." And how could we leave out, "Sudden-death … [Read More...]

What Should You Do If Your Child Has A Teammate With A Violent Temper?

Has your child ever had a teammate with a violent temper? A kid who couldn't handle failure of any kind. A kid who would come back to the dugout after striking out and smash water coolers with his bat. Throw his glove around. Slam and kick helmets. That … [Read More...]