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 quarter mile away, so we decided to push the car. It was a hot and humid summer night and it was just the two of us. We struggled quite a bit to get the car rolling. But once we gained momentum, it got easier. … [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...]

Chill Out, Your Kid’s Not Going Pro

This is a guest post from my friend Max Wolter. Max covers sports at TheRenaissanceFan.com. The goal of The Renaissance fan is to explore the relationship between … [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...]


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...]