Brett Esser Welcome To The Team!

“I am so happy to be working with Brett as a partner in Summit Action Sports, and to continue our professional and personal relationship for years to come. Brett was one of the hardest working and most professional riders I have worked w...

The Talented Youth Athlete - Separating the Sport from the Person.

Currently, in my sport, we are fully in the middle of the Nationals. It’s a fun event, with over 1700 athletes from the ages of 5 up to 70. You see a range of seriousness, ability levels and family dynam...

Turning Trepidation into Inspiration. Bring it!

In the last couple of weeks, my professional life has taken a major shift. What I once relied on is no longer, and initially, it filled me with fear and..... well, trepidation!

After marinating, and meditating on this major...

The Case for Dedicated Parent Education.

In my over 20 years of coaching, and as a parent myself, there are a few golden rules I have learned about parents:

  • Kids are the #1 most important thing in their lives.

  • If a parent feels like their child has been wronged,...

Separating Identity from Athletics - Creating an Exit Strategy

I was having a great chat with one of my former, supremely successful athletes a couple of months ago. Just reminiscing on the fun times, how proud I was of him and most importantly, how great it was to see...

The Balance Between Participation and Winning.

It was interesting reading a series of articles over the past few weeks about the participation in youth sports, and particularly, team sports dropping at significant rates over the past couple of years.

Even in my sport of...

The Athletic Journey – Fun is the key!

As much as my profession is as a snowboard coach, I did not actually see the snow until I was 19. Up until then, and actually, many years after, I surfed competitively and played rugby. I never got into sports to be a legend, or to...

Schools out for summer! Now what for our young athletes?

As another school year winds down for kids all around the country, parents like me and you now have the task of planning out summer for our kids. This has to be a balance between time we want to spend with them, t...

Not “winning” does not equate to losing

Youth sports is undertaking an interesting, and in my opinion, a scary metamorphosis. This is happening from soccer, to grid iron, from ski racing to snowboarding, from karate to even the arts. We are seeing a leak coming from eli...

Passion or Pain....Job or calling?

I'm a pretty emotional guy. I need to be fully invested and passionate and in all I do: my relationships, my job, my hobbies and my life. As soon as I lose that, my interest level drops and I start going thru the motions. Occasionally,...

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