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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
Wakeboard basics and board control instructional video.
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This is a touchy subject but, I have decided to address it since I feel this is super important and often overlooked. This article is intended for parents who are looking for their child to make a career out of sports. 1. Read as many books as you can about kids in sports and sports […]
These are a few helpful tips on improving your toeside wake jump. Here, I’ll go through a few different ways to accomplish this sometimes awkward approach and edging position. This article is intended for beginners and intermediate wakeboarders. 1. First, practice edging out toeside from the side of the wake to the side of the […]