Category Archives: Parent Tips – The Living Room Chat

In this section we discuss tips, techniques, stories to help you as parents navigate through the crazy world of sports especially at the youth level.

I Hear NLI Signing Day Whispering in the Wind! Part 1

Tis the season as coaches head for break and the dead period continues at the American Football Coaches Association to discuss sports, learn new tactics, take a break, trade stories and locate new job opportunities. In the meantime. Meanwhile back … Continue reading

Posted in Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat, Student-Athlete Recruiting | Leave a comment

What to Expect as A College Walk-On

One of the biggest misconceptions in sports is the “value” placed on the importance of gaining a full athletic scholarship in the sport in which you play. . Note: See new award created for outstanding walk-ons http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/10133/introducing-the-club-trillion-national-player-of-the-year-belt. Many great athletes … Continue reading

Posted in Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat, Student-Athlete Recruiting | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National College Signing Day – What Now?

Well the big day has arrived for many families across the U.S. and the world where it’s almost becoming a national holiday. Congrats to all of my families that made it over the next hurdle.  And to those that did … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Lockerroom, Elite Hill Training, Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat, Student-Athlete Recruiting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Recruiting End Game – 8 EZ Tips for Senior Student-Athletes Selecting Your College

It’s  that time of year for many student-athlete families to make one of the hardest decisions that will possibly impact their lives forever.   Here are a few tips to help you navigate thru the gauntlet called college recruiting.   Know … Continue reading

Posted in Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat, Student-Athlete Recruiting | 5 Comments

The Kiss of Death in the World of Sports

Usually when you can’t put your finger on why Suzy or Johnny may not be getting that fair shake or your gut may tell you despite a great performance the another teammate gets the headline, the award, the interview, the … Continue reading

Posted in Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat | 222 Comments

The Key Ingredient to Harness Athleticism – Part 1

When training athletes many coaches and clients ask, “Where do you typically begin with most athletes to evaluate their ability to make an impact in their sport whatever it may be.”  Starting out in the football, track & field and … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Lockerroom, Elite Hill Training, Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat, Student-Athlete Recruiting | Tagged | 2 Comments

Ridiculous attack breaks out on Youth Ref as parents and a player attack him!

Well I wish I could say this was a new experience I have never seen.  Back when I played Pop Warner ball in a championship about the same age as these kids in the video, I witnessed as my team … Continue reading

Posted in Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat | Tagged | 33 Comments

When is Enough too Much? Student Overachievement

Now that school is coming to a close, I just had to let u know it aint  (I’m sorry it’s not – my wife-n-daughter will kill me if I don’t say it right) easy when u r the dumbest in … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom Tips & Training, Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat | 26 Comments

Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids

I tell folks one of the hardest things to raised by or to be is a PK (Pastor’s Kid), TK (Teacher’s Kid) , or CK (Coach’s Kid). I was the son of a coach and the grandson of a teacher. … Continue reading

Posted in Coach's Lockerroom, Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat | 37 Comments