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 player evaluations was set for 7:50 PM. He performed really well in the first two rounds. I was proud of his effort and focus. He was hit with some adversity. He stayed home from school yesterday after getting … [Read More...]

My Low Point As A Parent

Have you ever felt like you were stealing your kid’s dream? Have you ever been in a position as a parent where you knew with 100% certainty that you were robbing … [Read More...]

Your Kids Are What You Eat

When you think about it. It's really tough to gauge how well we're doing as parents. While we were in school we received grades on each assignment and report cards a … [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...]

How To Raise Great STUDENT Athletes

For sports-loving kids like ours, school can feel like it's a 5-day long obstacle keeping them from playing sports with their friends. It's a tough transition to go from playing all day every day, to sitting in class and paying attention. You and I both … [Read More...]

Welcome To The NEW Sports Dad Hub!

I am incredibly pumped to present to you... The new and improved - a better resource for Sports Parents.  In March of 2012 I launched Sports Dad Hub with a passion for helping kids become the best athletes THEY want to be (without … [Read More...]