There are several factors that can influence whether a young athlete lives up to his or her potential in sports. As sports parents, we often face a common challenge, our kids don’t play to the best of their abilities. Kids can sometimes worry too much about whether their coach or parents approve of their performance. […]
It appears that some parents have their kids on a race to nowhere. There are parents running around from sport to sport in an adult driven, super competitive race to the top of both academics and sports. More times than not, this serves the needs of the parents more than their kids. Now, we tend […]
Here are a few basic guidelines for parents in wake boarding or other sports that your child may compete in. 1. Sports need to be fun for kids. The primary goal is for a child to enjoy some healthy competition without the stress of a parent treating it like a business. Yes, parents spend money on a […]
There are a few different reasons kids have to want to participate in sports. One of the biggest motivators is to be a part of a social group while others are just looking for a hobby to do after school. Some kids are looking to see how their skills compare to other kids. Kids are […]
5 tips on how to prepare for your first Air Raley with Darin Shapiro Before trying your first air raley you will need to have some skills dialed in so that you have better chances of success and less chance of hurting yourself 1. If you’ve got a cable park nearby its a good idea to […]
Why do kids quit wake boarding and other sports? About 70 percent of kids who enroll in sports quit by the time they are 13 years old. Most of these kids will never play sports again. Chances are they will grab a few doughnuts and grab their iPads to spend the afternoon on the couch. […]
How to do a boardslide and lipslide instructional video by Darin Shapiro
Wakeboard basics and board control instructional video.