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Youth Sports & Psychology Millions of children participate in youth sports in the country. While sports offer great life lessons and helps our children keep physically fit, they can also become unsafe, physically overbearing and emotionally stressful for many of our young participant. ScottCounseling.co provides parents with athletic and sport related article to help children and parents learn to live a balanced life when it come to participating in sporting activities.

Athletes and Drug Prevention: What Parents and Coaches Need To Know

Parents and coaches need to be aware that more and more athletes are beginning to use drugs and alcohol due to the pressures to win, pressures to perform at a high level and pressure to maintain a “cool” image.  This article touches on some of the reasons why young athletes use drugs and alcohol and...

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Selecting the Right College for Your Athlete

One of the biggest decisions you are going to help your high school athlete make is, “What college is the right one for my athletic child?”  This article will provide you with some thought provoking ideas and factors that will help you make the right college choice for your child.   Begin by taking all the colleges...

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Positive Sports Parenting

Appropriate Parenting & Youth Sports Youth sports are beneficial and the children who participate have a tremendous opportunity to learn life skills that may benefit them long after their participation is over.  Positive sport parenting is essential for a young athlete to experience success.  It’s equally important for parents to realize that negative parent involvement in...

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High School Athletes Use of Alcohol & Drugs: A Plan For Prevention

Over five million U.S. high school students participate in athletics.  Although high school sports can be a powerful positive influence in a student athlete’s life, becoming attached to a team or sport’s standard to follow negative influences, such as drug and alcohol use, is a possible reality that coaches and parents need to be concerned about. Bonnie L....

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How To Help Your Child Become Physically Active: 7 Successful Steps

Are you concerned that your child your child is not getting enough physical activity? This article will provide you with seven ways to help your child become physically fit. Be a role model. Build physical activity into your day. When your children see you exercising, they will become active. If you are a beginner at...

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Sports Psychology: Developing Mental Toughness

Play fair, but play tough is key to athletic success.  Practicing and preparing your body to become physically tough is only half the challenge.  The other half includes mental prep that includes the development of mental toughness.  Becoming a mentally tough athlete is important.  ScottCounseling offer tips and shares ideas… Part of becoming a successful...

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I Need Help!

Asking for help from a trained professional, whether it be a dentist, car mechanic, florist, doctor or other service oriented individual should be as natural as asking someone where the restrooms are in a public building.  Do you need help?  Counselors are available and trained to serve you! Ask a Counselor   ScottCounseling.com was created...

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Feeding Young Athletes: What Young Athletes Should Eat

Parents and coaches searching for information on feeding athletes and training young athletes to eat the right foods is essential for successful athletic development.  This ScottCounseling article provides you with the basics when it come to helping your athletes develop proper nutritional eating habits. Child athletes often require better eating habits. Just as your athletic...

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Activity Overload: Are Kids Doing Too Much?

School counselors across the country are reporting that more and more students involved in extra-curricular activities are on “overload” and becoming stressed out.  ScottCounseling ancorages parents and coaches to help the student athlete to develop a “balanced life;” one that avoids athletic pressures and activity overload. This article shares some thoughts and ideas by author,...

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Specialization in Youth Sports Can Be Dangerous

Dangers of Playing The Same Sport It only makes sense… the more one uses the same pencil over and over, the more it wears down. Our human body does the same thing; it wears down. There is a difference, however, between the body use and pencil use. When given an appropriate period of rest the...

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