Tryout Season can be an emotional time for parents and kids. Unmet expectations, disappointment, excitement, and a range of other emotions are present. From the anxiety of showing up to the fear of being let down, our preparation as parents...
Our latest discussions, videos, and podcast will provide insight onto how you can help restore the joy of sports for every athlete.
I often see small groups of parents circled up at volleyball tournaments discussing everything they would have done differently. If I am honest, I have been caught in these conversations. As a former coach, I have been the centerpiece of...
Minimizing the pressure is one of the most effective ways to improve performance and the experience for our kids. Research shows that where fear and anxiety increase, performance decreases! Check out this article on the importance of your role as...
At A Better Way Athletics, we believe parents are the most foundational piece of the child's athletic journey. Without you and the sacrifice you make, there are no athletes. As a parent myself I know how hard it can be...
Last Saturday I enjoyed the beautiful experience of watching my amazing daughter graduate from a major university in Tennessee. She graduated with a grade point average above a 3.0, battled through an ACL surgery, and competed tenaciously as a starter...
I recently watched 2 of my teenage girls walk through the club volleyball tryout journey. Wow, you would have thought it was life and death! Uncertainty, comparison, frustration and so many other emotions run rampant. Maybe you are in a...
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