Watching soccer in May despite wintry conditions turned out to be an excellent lesson in mindfulness.
Five tips for being a successful sports parent
What makes a successful sports parent? While at my son’s soccer game on Sunday, – Father’s Day – I saw most parents rooting for their boy’s team and enjoying the game. Also watching the game from the sidelines was a lone ranger-of-a-dad, muttering to himself. His son’s team was losing. The referee made a call …
World Cup 2014 Frenzy
The frenzy of World Cup soccer was evident yesterday – June 12 – at my house. My twelve-year-old has been gearing up for weeks to get into the spirit of the World Cup, arguably the largest sporting event in the world. He’s been playing FIFA World Cup 2014 on Xbox since May, studying the groups and teams, filling out FIFA World Cup …
Adios Granada Spain
Just as Granada stole the heart of author Washington Irving, Granada has stolen my heart. I have seen, felt, smelled, tasted, and touched this beautiful culture, rich with history. Adios Granada!
Youth Sports and the Problem with Parents
“There is no youth problem in youth sports. There is an adult problem in youth sports.” – Coaching School founder Gary Avischious. A while back, I read a commentary on youth sports by Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s sports columnist Leo Roth. As a youth hockey coach for years, Roth has seen both the good and the …
The art of listening
Listen to your kids. They know more than you think.