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May 24, 2023

Karate is all about the mental game, says Master Rande Lawrence, head instructor at Lawrence World Class Karate in Fayatteville, N.Y. He helps Matthew Killian--a blind 23-year-old who has autism spectrum disorder--use his strong mental game in karate. 

Killian won two gold medals at his first competition, April...

May 10, 2023

Athletes need to park their egos at the door and embrace teamwork, says Syd Abernathy, a two-time All-American former Navy lacrosse player who was recently inducted into the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

He explains why it's important to be a "serving leader" who has an open mindset.

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Apr 26, 2023

What's the downside of elite and travel teams for young athletes? These teams require parents to pay, and that creates a dicey relationship among parents, kids and coaches, says Hal Phillips, a former sports parent and youth sports coach, plus author of "Generation Zero: Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories and the Making...

Apr 5, 2023

Sports parents need to show their young athletes that they care about more than the win.

That's the word from Wayne LaMarre, clinical professor and director of the athletic training program at the University of New England. He's also on staff for the Women's National Ice Hockey team.

Often, the elite hockey players...

Mar 22, 2023

Sun Sachs can speak from experience about burnout in sports. The CEO and founder of Rewire Fitness--which helps athletes develop mental fitness--began bike racing as a young kid, and worked his way up to an elite level. At the age of 26, he quit, and couldn't look at a bike for more than eight years.

Now he helps other...