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Parenting Athletes

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Parenting athletes requires particular obligations-some sport specific, some general to having athletic kids living in the house. Until they move out...

An Olympic Champion's Holiday Gift #2: Fight

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.14.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last article, I explored the first of three holiday gifts that the Olympic and World Champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, gave to young athletes for the ...

An Olympic Champion's 3 Holiday Gifts: #1 -- Disappointment

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.11.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Accepting this different perspective on your disappointment--"I know it feels bad right now, but how can it fuel me?"--gives you the power to minimize the harm that your disappointment does to you in the future.

Q&A With Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team CEO and President

Liftopia | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

It's his name that strikes you first: Tiger. They don't call it the "eye of the shark," or lion, or bear. It's "eye of the tiger," and it seems to strike the cord and essence of competitive sports in the fullest and purest way.

The Phone Call No Parent Wants To Get

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

It was the phone call no mom wants to get -- the call that says your baby is hurting, your baby needs you, and you're 600 miles away.

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his vegetables every day.

In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it's not the results!).

6 Keys to Success From an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

Alpine Ski Racing Is One Tough Sport

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One thing that really sets alpine ski racing apart from other sports is the conditions in which you have to train and race.

Tiger Woods: Winning Again?

David Aronchick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
David Aronchick

Is Woods really back to form? Do improvements in one's personal life equate to good results on the golf course? It would seem to make perfect sense, especially in a game like golf where the mental is often more powerful than the physical.

The Greatest Phenom You've Never Heard of

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin may be the most phenomenal phenom ever. What, you ask? Greater than the young LeBron James? Yes, Mikaela may just have the stats to support such an outrageous claim.