All posts tagged: Athletic Identity

Knowing a Must Play Mom

The term “Must Play Mom” is not one that we hear often associated with youth sports.  The must play mom approach is one coach’s need to be aware of.  In short, the “must play mom” is a mother (not all) will do anything for her child to receive an opportunity for their child to play. These moms also play on coaches conscious of feeling.   As a result the coach feels as if they “Must Play” this player.

Dr. Mark Robinson is a personal development expert who helps highly competitive individuals excel in a highly competitive environment.

Dr. Mark RobinsonKnowing a Must Play Mom
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Playing High School Sports: A 14 Step Process


 

Does your child want to play middle school or high school sports?  If the answer is yes or maybe then you should ask yourself these questions to see how many steps your child needs to take in oder to be ready to compete for a spot on the team.  I usually ask the following questions:

 

Dr. Mark Robinson is a personal development expert who helps highly competitive individuals excel in a highly competitive environment.

Dr. Mark RobinsonPlaying High School Sports: A 14 Step Process
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My Kid didn’t make the Middle School Team: Now What?


 

One of the unfortunate parts about coaching middle school basketball for me are the days during tryouts.  The disappointing news I have to give a player and parent on their non selection.  Each year parents and kids attend basketball tryouts hoping to be selected to play for the team.  I have experienced two different types of parents of youth athletes.  You’re either a parent who is investing money and time into your child’s athletic skill development or a parent who is not.  Youth sports is a billion dollar business.  The parents who have not embraced the billion dollar business are usually the parents upset when their child is not selected for the team.  

 

Dr. Mark Robinson is a personal development expert who helps highly competitive individuals excel in a highly competitive environment.

Dr. Mark RobinsonMy Kid didn’t make the Middle School Team: Now What?
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