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Author page: Adam Bennett

WHY YOUR CHILD IS QUITTING SPORTS

WHY YOUR CHILD IS QUITTING SPORTS

There comes a time when every athlete is either forced to quit or chooses to leave their sport. It just seems the latter is happening at younger ages than when I played. The statistics back this up too; that more and more young athletes are walking away from their sport, never to play it again. We know the physical and…

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STOP & SMELL THE ROSES!

STOP & SMELL THE ROSES!

If you’ve been a reader of my past few articles AND been applying the tools to your personal circumstances, you will have completed the following: Set your goals (WHAT) Connected an emotional attachment to these goals (WHY) Discovered the tools you’ll need to reach your goals (HOW) Written a contract with yourself (COMMIT) The final step is a lesson I…

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THE ONE CONTRACT ALL ASPIRING ATHLETES SHOULD SIGN!

THE ONE CONTRACT ALL ASPIRING ATHLETES SHOULD SIGN!

Contracts can be complex and very often involve legal representatives pouring over the details, highlighting specifics and correcting verbiage to finalize a document or agreement between 2 or more parties. A quick search on Google and you’ll find these statements: The 7 essential elements of a contract are the offer, acceptance, meeting of the minds, consideration, capacity, legality, and sometimes…

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YOU DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT ….NOW WHAT?

YOU DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT ….NOW WHAT?

I wrote in an earlier article that tryouts are a stressful time for players and parents. Only a chosen few will be selected from the many that show up for the coveted spots on the team. Sometimes it’s a numbers game, sometimes it’s political, but whatever the reasons, your expectations weren’t met and you or your son/daughter didn’t make the…

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WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME THIS SUMMER? STAY OFF THE ICE!

WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME THIS SUMMER? STAY OFF THE ICE!

It sounds counter intuitive to today’s mindset but if you want to become a better hockey player this summer then stay away from the rink.    PARDON ME?    When did youth hockey become a 12-month sport? It seems right after the winter season ends, it’s the beginning of spring hockey, summer tournaments and summer leagues. It’s too much! This…

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Why Sports Academies Are Gaining Popularity (and it’s not what you think)

Why Sports Academies Are Gaining Popularity (and it’s not what you think)

Across North America, you may have noticed a developing trend with the popularity and growth of sports academies. A sports academy is basically a business that blends private or online education with elite athletic development….and the participants couldn’t be happier. Finally, it’s been recognized that the demands on our children to perform at one’s peak in school AND sport are…

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