Give Your Son Baseball Lessons From Former MLB Players

How would you like to give your son baseball lessons from former MLB pros? I'm talking about personalized, one-on-one, focused attention on your son's swing or pitching delivery. That would be pretty cool, right? Well a very cool batting and pitching app called UP17 provides just that. All you have to do is video a few of your son's swings and/or pitches and upload the … [Read More...]

FUELING VS. PUSHING YOUR KIDS TO SUCCEED IN SPORTS

One time when I was in high school my friend's car ran out of gas. Luckily we were just down the street from a gas station. We could see it in the distance about a … [Read More...]

GRACE: The Best Gift A Sports Parent Can Give

It was extra innings in the championship game of a tournament. There were two outs and a runner on third base. My son Brayden stood at the plate, in his left-handed … [Read More...]

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 … [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 be pressures to put your kid into more training, personal coaching, year-round … [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 player evaluations was set for 7:50 PM. He performed really well in the first two rounds. I … [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 your child of an amazing opportunity and awesome experiences? I have, and it sucks. It’s one of … [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 few times a year. Most jobs have annual evaluations or reviews. We have bosses who provide … [Read More...]