The following is a submitted article from one of our amazing Soccer Moms — We asked her to share a bit of insight into what she learned in 3+ years of the college recruiting process with her athlete.
There are many who would say that if you’re not cheating, then you’re not trying.
It may surprise athletes to know that improving athletic performance may be as easy as getting enough sleep.
At some point, your son or daughter may approach you and tell you that they want to try out for the travel team. This is normal.
For your child to build strong muscles and bones and maintain a basic level of health, they should be getting adequate exercise.
Criticism and feedback are essential to everyone’s self-development. From time to time, we all need others to let us know when we don’t measure up to our potential.
As an enforcer of the Laws of the Game, once a referee has made a call, it is final and rarely irreversible.
Because games are so fast-paced, athletes don’t always have the time to think deliberately. Rather, they react instinctively or need to make rapid decisions based on prior game experience or practice time.
Team moms are an essential part of the team, even though they’re not playing or coaching. However, many team moms go overboard and become something like a helicopter parent, which is not something that any reasonable parent would want to be.
Many professionals in youth sports will tell you that sports are very beneficial for the kids’ grades and overall success in school.
Would you ever send your football player out onto the field without a helmet or allow your young daughter out behind the plate to catch a 60 mile per hour pitch without her mask and chest protector? No, of course, you wouldn’t. Unthinkable. Not even an option. They need that protective gear to keep them safe
Big High Fives! We are blessed to have Lindsey Wilson, Co-Founder of Positive Performance Mental Training, contributing to Sports Moms United.