• Are You An Elite Sports Parent?

    I know you’ve seen that Mom or Dad on the sideline dressed head to toe in performance gear, tweaking out every time their child misses a shot. Well, guess what? Most truly successful athletes have parents who share certain winning habits with them. And it is not being an overbearing sideline nuisance. In the spirit [Read More]

  • Our Unhealthy Obsession with Childhood Athletic Achievement

    From the Little League World Series to American Idol, we have an unhealthy obsession with “discovering” the next generation of great youth talent in this country. This is especially true when it comes to sports. I am not saying it is bad to identify talent. Our problem lies in how we define talent at the [Read More]

  • Children Become the Messages They Hear Most

    Picture the young swimmer stepping up to the starting blocks in a championship race. What is he thinking in that moment? Visualize the soccer player, stepping up to take the deciding penalty kick. What is going through her head? Think of the basketball player, standing on the free throw line needing to make two free [Read More]

  • Former Panther Joe Colon Earns Pan-American Gold

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Former UNI wrestler, Joe Colon, captured the Pan-American gold medal at 61 KG over the weekend. Colon, a former UNI All-American wrestler, lost to Yowlys Bonne Rodriquez of Cuba in the World Championships a year ago but defeated the Cuban yesterday on his way to his first Pan-American gold medal. Colon outscored [Read More]

  • Weight-by-weight preview of the U.S. Open

    The U.S. Open will be wide-open in nearly every weight class this season. With seven returning freestyle medalists already qualified for the Final X, numerous up-and-coming wrestlers will be looking to make a splash in Las Vegas later this month. In the weights without a world medalist, the U.S. Open champion advances to the Final [Read More]

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