We sometimes hear on TV, and the radio during a sports broadcast that a person is “mentally tough,” but what does that mean? It’s a subjective term—it can mean different things to different people—so here is my take on being mentally tough.
As previously stated, when you coach kids you coach their parents. Some coaches don’t like to get a player’s parents involved in the teaching of the athlete for a couple of reasons. But I want to focus on how parents can be good assistant-coaches. In my opinion, being an assistant-coach means that the parent (or [...]
When you coach a kid you coach her parent. Period. Some coaches don’t like to get a player’s parents involved in the teaching of the athlete for that reason. I find it can be a huge advantage for myself, and the athlete in the long-run though. First, here are two of the reasons why I think [...]
This is part-two of a two-part series focused on the characteristics of a successful softball team. Today’s post looks at the five aspects of a successful squad from a parent’s perspective;
This is part-one of a two-part series focused on the characteristics of a successful softball team. Today’s post looks at the five aspects of a successful squad from a coach’s perspective; Thursday’s post will look at the five aspects of success from a parent’s perspective. Five characteristics of a successful team
Two weeks ago today, Jennie Finch announced her retirement from the sport of softball as a player. Her decision affected not only her family, but the lives of fans as well. Change happened. As I reflect it was not that long ago that I sat in the stands cheering on my sons, and daughter in [...]
Here are four reasons your daughter won’t listen to you (when it comes to softball): 1. You’re her parent, first. By being the parent, your child is emotionally attached to you and the words you say. When a parent makes a comment it is viewed as criticism. A coach says the same thing, and it [...]
What it means to connect… One of the things coaching hundreds of young ladies (and their parents) has given me is a unique perspective on the parent-to-daughter relationship. Some parents get it right in my opinion, and yet the vast majority fall short of their own intentions. By no means am I an expert on relationships, but [...]