The other morning as I was checking the ParentingAces Instagram, I noticed a new "follow." When I clicked on the profile and saw this new follower was a 9-year-old child, it made me a bit uncomfortable. Why is a 9-year-old on Instagram and why is he following ParentingAces? As I investigated
Here is another article written by Andy Brandi for the USTA Player Development website and reprinted here with his permission. Coach Brandi served as a partner of the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute since 2007 before joining the USTA staff in August 2010. From 2001-06, Brandi was Director of Tennis for
CLICK ON THE PLAYER BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingaces/Sweet_Spot_of_Sport_Parent_Involvement_with_John_OSullivan.mp3 Coach John O'Sullivan of Changing the Game Project discusses transactional vs. transformational coaching (read more here) and why we parents need to seek out coaches who are truly invested in the development of the whole child, not just the tennis player.
I first came across the article below on Coach John O'Sullivan's Changing the Game Project website. Coach John originally saw it here, on the Breakthrough Basketball site. Yes, it was written by a basketball coach, Nate Sanderson, and aimed at the parents of young female basketball players, but I think you'll agree that
If you haven't already, be sure to watch the latest HBO sports documentary, State of Play: Trophy Kids, that is currently airing on HBO and HBO Go. Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqIvsMZhuz8 I was deeply affected - I am still feeling the impact of Josh and Justus, Steve and Derek, Jamie and her twin boys,