Do you ever look at other people’s kids and say ‘I wish mine were like them’. Why is it that some kids just seem to be motivated, skilled and have the right attitude when mine are just lazy? If this is you, it doesn’t mean you love them any less, it’s just that you … More Unmotivated kids – 5 solutions.
The modern trend in sports is to focus on ‘participation’ rather than ‘competition’. Whilst this is well intentioned, it may be doing harm to our kids, especially our young girls. Participating in sport can teach you plenty of life lessons like discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, health and resilience. However without the ‘competitive’ element, girls in particular … More Why girls need to compete.
We all want to give our kids the best things life has to offer. Unfortunately most of these things are bloody expensive. Fortunately though, one of the best things you can give your child, a healthy sense of self-confidence, is absolutely free Here’s 5 ways you can help build your kids confidence: Praise appropriately – … More 5 ways to boost your kids confidence.
In todays culture, building a sense of ‘team first’ can be a challenge because of the continual focus on individual success. People right from an early age are encouraged to be the star of the team because it is the stars that get the biggest rewards. Look at the attached picture and quote attributed to … More When being the best is not enough.
Culture change inspired by John Wayne … More How to deal with your teams ‘Outlaws’
Simply trawl through an average day of social media posts and you’ll see how selfish we have become. We can’t eat a meal or wake up with a cough without feeling the need to tell the world about it. Employees are only concerned with what they can ‘get’ out of their job; whilst sporting coaches contend … More 5 ways to turn Selfish into Selfless
Mottos, mantras, visions and brands; every company or sporting team seems to have one these days. The truth is most aren’t worth the cheap frames they sit in. That is unless you are the Hawthorn Football Club. The Hawks turned a simple three-word motto into a powerful force that drove them to their third Premiership … More 3 words that drove the Hawks.
Are you a Sideline Psycho, Silent Supporter or just an Enthusiastic Encourager? When it come to kids sport and parental involvement it is difficult to know where to draw the line. Do too little and the kids may think you don’t care, do too much and the sport becomes more about you than them. In … More 6 signs you’re an ‘over involved’ sports parent
Avoiding adversity is making us, and our kids soft. It seems the modern way of handling adversity is to take the path of least resistance. If we hit a hurdle we run away or make rules so we never have to deal with unpleasantness. Actions like taking scoreboards away from kid’s sport so no one … More Resilience tips for adults and kids.
Part 2 – How to succeed at sporting trials. I hope you found last weeks tips on how to succeed at sporting trials useful. I’ve had some great feedback and would love to hear some of your success stories. So here goes, the remainder of the top tips for successful sporting trials: 6. The Magic 3 … More Part 2 – How to succeed at sporting trials