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Sports Psychology

3 Life Lessons Girls Can Learn From Mo’ne Davis | Lake Mary Teen Counselor

The school year has begun and soon so will Fall sports for many our children. Soccer, baseball, t-ball are all slated to begin. And unless you’ve been under a rock then you may not have heard of Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom, from Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons. She is the first girl to throw […]

Are Male Teen Athletes more likely to Abuse Girlfriends | University of Pittsburgh Study | Orlando Counselor Jim West

Violent sports and dating abuse documented among college athletes and the this study sought out to see if there was the same correlation with high school athletes and the results were very interesting.  The study looked at 16 California High Schools and surveyed 1,648 male students.

The study found “hyper masculine” students seem to be […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Anger, Blog, Dating, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sports Psychology, Teens|0 Comments

4 Sports Psychology Tips to Empower your Child or Teen through Athletics | Orlando Lake Mary Certified Sports Counselor

Just participating in sports does not automatically foster positive growth in children. Many factors play a crucial role in your child’s success with athletics. The top four factors that I have found to help encourage positive sports participation are:

Fun and Constructive Atmosphere
Appropriate Parental Involvement
Having an Encouraging Mentor
A Focus on Transferable Life Skills

A positive sports […]

By |March 3rd, 2014|Adults, Blog, Children, Parenting, Sports Psychology, Teens|0 Comments

5 Reasons why Hazing Still Happens & How to Stop Hazing | Robert Champion & Bria Shante Hunter

Hazing: Bringing Unity Through Degradation and Violence?

Bria Shante Hunter was beaten three weeks before Robert Champion died and Robert Champion told Bria not to give in to the hazing.  Bria, however, felt she had to put herself through the hazing to feel embraced and accepted by the Marching 100.  She was punched in her […]

Red Sox Collapse | 3 Tips for Coping with the Unexpected

What happened?  They had the Wild Card wrapped up with only one month to go and somehow they lost steam!  Today September 29, 2011 the sports world is shocked by the colossal collapse of the Boston Red Sox.  When the season began there was extreme hype because of their off-season acquisitions.  If one can […]

By |September 29th, 2011|Adults, Anger, Blog, Career, Grief, Matthew Martin, Sports Psychology|Comments Off

Hazing or Initiation? Dr Phillips High School – Darrion Denson

What is Hazing and Tips to Prevent it in your School!

Darrion Denson reportedly was told by his coach to walk into the Dr. Phillips High School Senior locker room to get a pair of pants.  He reports that 5 football players beat him until he was unconscious and when he woke up he found […]