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Children Become the Messages They Hear the Most

Episode #83 of the Way of Champions Podcast by John O’Sullivan, features Dr. Jim Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a sports psychologist and author of Raising Young Athletes. Children become the messages they hear the most…As I listened to the message of the podcast it really made me think deeply about what athletes hear from parents, coaches, and teammates… Continue reading Children Become the Messages They Hear the Most

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Baseball – State of the Game Part I

Today was opening day for the local little league and my daughter, Elodie, is playing on a t-ball team with other children aged four and five. The day started off great as there was a parade that traveled all through the town ending at the ball fields. Following the parade, we had an opening ceremony… Continue reading Baseball – State of the Game Part I

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The Education of a Coach Part V – Sport Introduction for Young Participants

Matt Waymont is adding into our series on the Education of a Coach. Matt who is a former player at Mars Hill College has been applying the trade of coaching at Storm Soccer Academy since 2010. During this time, he has learned that his favorite group to work with and introduce the game of soccer to… Continue reading The Education of a Coach Part V – Sport Introduction for Young Participants

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Gain Knowledge to Pursue Success

“We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.” Eric Hoffer (social philosopher) Parents and coaches who deem it important for their child/athlete to be successful perform research allowing them to create the best environment for passion and development to take place.  In the information age of the internet, this process should… Continue reading Gain Knowledge to Pursue Success

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Servant Leadership Examples for Coach, Parent, and Athlete

“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” -Albert Einstein Theoretically it is very easy to say I want to become a servant leader but how can we put it into practice.  A greater understanding of servant leadership is needed and we provide that through specific examples of how… Continue reading Servant Leadership Examples for Coach, Parent, and Athlete

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Intentional Positive Interaction – Loving and Thoughtful Adults Set the Tone

One of my favorite poems written by Dorothy Law Neite titled “Children Learn What The Live” sums up why intentional positive interaction is so important in the life of all members of society.  The poem reads: If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If… Continue reading Intentional Positive Interaction – Loving and Thoughtful Adults Set the Tone