Search This Blog

Becoming a True Champion Chat

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What Parents Need to Know About Employing a Performance Enhancement Professional

Before you consider hiring a performance enhancement professional for your sports-minded child you should first ask yourself this question: Why do you want to secure the services of someone to supplement the training your children are receiving from their school or club coaches?

If your answer centers on getting your son or daughter a college scholarship, creating a young Olympian, or even making them the star of their team, then it might be best to reconsider this option. These types of goals need to come from your children themselves, and, in most cases, at latter stages of their sports careers. In addition, it is very important to keep in mind that only a very small percentage of athletes (out of the significant number who participate in sports) will ever reach a level high enough to garner a college scholarship, and an even smaller percentage will gain Olympic status. The odds for the latter are astronomical.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Great Youth Sports Websites #1

While surfing the net I came across several websites that encourage and promote a healthy experience for young athletes. I would recommend that any athlete, parent, or coach involved in youth, high school, and even collegiate sports take a look at what the following sites support. All, in one way or another, seem to have a mission that centers on improving and changing the current trends many see developing in sports today. There is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and information available on most of the websites listed.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Perspective in Youth Sports Today

As a teacher, former coach, National Champion, and two-time All-American (and father of two Division I scholarship athletes), I have been genuinely saddened by the loss of perspective in sports, especially youth sports, and the lack of understanding about how athletic success is achieved. What our young sports enthusiasts should be learning by going through this process and what they are learning are two different things.


Related Posts with Thumbnails