Encouraging your child in sports can be difficult. Sports parenting means being supportive and positive while allowing young athletes to find their niche. In this series of educational videos, you will learn the best practices for parents wanting to help their child succeed in sports.
|1||Meet Sports Psychologist Rick Wolff|
|2||Athletes Don't Have to Specialize|
|3||Being a Good Sports Parent|
|4||Discussing the Game With Your Child|
|5||Do Your Homework on Travel Teams|
|6||Don't Compare Careers|
|7||Expose Your Child to Different Sports|
|8||Girls and Sports|
|9||Keep Emotions in Check|
|10||Supporting Your Athlete|
|11||The Right Age to Begin Sports|
|12||Your Child's Sports Expectations|
|13||High School Athletes|
|14||20 Tips for Coaches and Parents|
|16||Dealing With a Moody Team|
|17||Follow the Great Coaches|
|18||How to Encourage a Losing Team|
|20||Managing Playing Time|
|21||Organize a Parents Practice|
|22||Positive Pep Talks|
|23||The Assistant Coach's Role|
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Rick Wolff was drafted after his junior year at Harvard and played in the Detroit Tigers minor league system, primarily as a second baseman. After retiring from playing, Wolff served at the head baseball coach at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY) where several of his teams were nationally-ranked and several of his players went onto professional careers. Then, from 1990 to 1995, Wolff was hired by the Cleveland Indians as their sports psychology coach, specializing in the mental approach to the game of baseball.
Wolff, who worked with Indians’ players at both the major league and minor league level, was awarded an American League Championship ring after the Tribe won the pennant in 1995. In 2008, Wolff was inducted into the Mercy College Sports Hall of Fame.
Wolff’s degrees are in psychology, both from Harvard and Long Island University. A former All-County standout in both football and baseball at Edgemont High School (Scarsdale, NY).
Wolff is a much-in-demand speaker to community and school groups on sports parenting issues. He and his wife, Trish, have three children, all of whom played a variety of sports in high school. His son, John, was drafted by the Chicago White Sox after his junior year at Harvard, and played in both the White Sox and Mets’ organizations. John is now an investment banker with Goldman Sachs here in New York. Alyssa, also a Harvard graduate, works as a literary agent in New York City, and Samantha is a senior at The University of Michigan, where she hopes to enter into sports marketing when she graduates.
Rick Wolff is the son of famed New York sportscaster, Bob Wolff, who is an inductee into both the Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, NY) and the Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA).
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