“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” ~Mary Lou Retton

There is no such thing as a young student athlete without a supportive parent. But parenting a child athlete has its challenges. In our parenting section, we provide stories, tips, information, and more for parents and supporters of student athletes, giving you tools that you can use to help your child succeed, as well as help you gain more clarity and understanding of what it means to be a student athlete (and their parent).

Talking Your Way To Success

By |March 13th, 2017|Athlete Life, General, Parents|

I read a great article about how self-talk could affect your performance in a positive way. The article started with a story about legendary American runner Steve Prefontaine losing a 3 mile race in 1974. The last quarter mile, he rallied to take the lead and the victory. When asked how he pulled out the [...]

From My Perspective: Are You Having F-U-N?

By |November 23rd, 2016|Athlete Life, Parents|

I marvel at what is taking place today with amateur baseball players primarily at the high schoollevel.  Observing them as I do, it is very easy to detect and note if they are having a good time playing the game.  IMHO, they are NOT having fun like players did in years past.  More specifically, players [...]