For Parents

The Annual Plan

One of the most important, yet neglected, procedures in athletic development is filling out the Annual Plan.  This simple process should be a priority before your season even starts.  The Annual Plan is vital for one main reason: It gets everyone on the same page.  It is imperative your Team (e.g. Coach, Parents, Physical Trainer, Physical Therapist and Mental Coach) ...

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Protected: Beyond Resilience – Notes

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For Parents: 17 Dos & Don’ts

1. Do support the Coach, especially in public and in front of your child. Regardless of the emotions, always remember that the Coach has every one of their young athlete’s best interests at heart. If there is a disagreement, settle it privately. It’ll benefit all parties.  2. Don’t let ‘Did you win?’ be the first question you ask your child. Rather ...

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How to Choose a Physiotherapist

Regardless of their level, if your child plays a sport there is a good chance you're going to need a physiotherapist (or physical therapist) for some kind of injury or rehabilitation. Just like mechanics and surgeons and waiters, there are better physiotherapists and some that are not as good. With all the complicated words and theories, it can be difficult ...

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The Anti-Fragile Kid

Most of us have a fairly good understanding of the term 'fragile' - something that is easily broken when stress (also known as volatility, chaos or disorder) is applied to it. Glass or a china tea cup are often offered as examples. When we think of the opposite of fragile the two most common suggestions are usually 'robust' or 'resilient'. ...

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