Articles

Six Habits to Improve Your Athletes Sleep

The Cost of Wakefulness In 2003, researchers from Penn and Harvard Medical Schools wanted to see if people could avoid the “recommended” amount of sleep without suffering serious negative consequences. Over a two-week period, the researchers studied four groups of...

The Top 5 Ways to Support Your Child in Athletics

“I’ve found that what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.” –Brene Brown, Daring Greatly Promote good sleep and nutritional habits. Want to instantly improve their performance? Improve their sleep and nutritional habits....

What One Organization Can Teach Us About Empowerment

Poverty by the Numbers 1 in 6: The consistent average number of Americans in poverty since 1970. 4 in 5: The number of Americans in poverty who will work their way out in less than three years. 3 in 10: Over 30% of Americans who have worked their way out of poverty...

How to Work with Parents Complaining About Playing Time

We are just getting into the middle of basketball, hockey, and wrestling season in America. Over the last few weeks, nearly every high school and college coach in my mentorship program has faced texts or emails from parents, complaining about their child’s playing...

Connecting with Your Child in the Painful Sports Moments

Thrive On Challenge Guest Article from Shane Sowden “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat and go on to win...

11 Things A Summer Job Teaches You That Sports and School Can’t

Summer Jobs versus Sports 6 Minute Read and Listen on iTunes I have had a lot of different summer jobs in my life, but the hardest I ever had was installing air conditioning systems in Columbia, South Carolina. 100-degree summer days only get worse when you are...

The Problem with “Just Wanting Them to Be Happy”

The Pursuit of Happiness 5 Minute Read or Listen on iTunes “Hope is a function of struggle. If we want our children to develop high levels of hopefulness, we have to let them struggle. And let me tell you, next to love and belonging, I am not sure I want anything more...

4 Questions to Help Athletes Take Responsibility After a Loss

“The Coach Cost Us the Game!” Under 5 Minute Read: Audio Blog on Anchor and iTunes “Raising children who are hopeful and who have the courage to be vulnerable means stepping back and letting them experience disappointment, deal with conflict, learn how to assert...

How Rules Avoid the Real Issues

"Kids are always leaving a mess!" Without a doubt, nearly every teacher and coach can relate to this issue: Young people are always making a mess! They don’t clean up after themselves. They don’t respect the facilities. We feel like we are their parents, constantly...

The Best Books from My 2017 Reading List

The Top 5 Essentialism by Greg McKeown Required reading for Life Themes: The disciplined pursuit of less, essentialism Practical: Provides a process to eliminate the unessential and execute the essential. Summary: I read this book during a time in my life when I was...

The Only 2 Words Parents Need to Say to Coaches After a Game

Win or lose, we don’t want much… just a “Thank You” 6 Minute Read or Listen on iTunes Surviving the Post Game Experience I don’t think it’s supposed to be this way. In fact, I wish it wasn’t this way. I hang back in the locker room with my assistant coaches. Part of...

Are You Willing to Challenge Your Beliefs?

Challenge Your Beliefs One of the books I am currently reading is Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn. Out of the 45 books I have read this year it is probably one of the most challenging for me. It presents an argument contrary to how I was raised and many of my...

10 Healthy Ways to Support Your Child’s Dreams

Supporting Your Child's Dream Doesn't Always Look Like You Think it Does Dreams are great! Right... I dreamt BIG all my life. And I hope my children have big dreams in life. Dreams fuel our passion to do great things and become greater versions of ourselves. But...

The 10 Things I Will Do and Not Do as the Parent of an Athlete

My 10 Dos and Don’ts of Sports Parenting Anyone who knows me understands that I have a great passion for basketball. When the nurses at the hospital remarked upon how large my son’s feet were at birth, I admit my first thought was, “Maybe he has a future in the NBA.”...

Why Blaming the Coach Hurts Athletes

Learn and Grow versus Name and Blame On Sunday, my nephew’s team lost in the New York State Basketball Tournament. I did not watch the game or any of his games this season, but I got quarterly updates via group text. As his team lost their halftime lead my dad started...

ABOUT

PUBLIC WORKSHOP

PRIVATE WORKSHOP

RETREATS

MENTORSHIP

BOOK