10 Perfect Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas + MORE

10 Perfect Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas + MORE

HEROIC FANS: Giving Back to the Kids in a Most Unusual Way

 Donating to Youth Before the End of the Year By Doug Abrams Headlines and commentary report adult excesses in youth sports with unfortunate regularity, but sometimes a positive story stays with readers for its inspiration. The staying power may last for years. In 2011, the Simcoe (Ontario, Canada.... More »

A SmartTeams Talk: Enacting Pro-Active Policies To Prevent Sudden Death in Youth Sports Presents Challenges, Says KSI's Casa

  The Korey Stringer Institute's Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC argues that youth sports safety policies need to be developed and implemented by sports medicine professionals, not athletic administrators, notes that the level of risk of catastrophic sports injury unfortunately depends largely .... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: When Too Much Really Does Become Too Much…. + MORE

New Poll Shows Continuing Parental Discontent About the “Youth Sports Arms Race”   By Doug Abrams   Many youth sports parents today are too young to remember much about the Arms Race that pitted the United States against the Soviet Union during the Cold War from 1945 until the Soviet state dis.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Fitness Performance Coach Talks to Parents + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Mike Guevara of www.thefactorytraining.com. Mike is not just any fitness coach, he happens to be the fitness coach of Victoria Azarenka, who just beat Serena Williams yesterday in the BNP Paribas Open title in Ind.... More »
Living through your child is not necessarily a bad thing. I think as parents, we all live a little bit through our kids. We remember our positive or negative experiences and we want to see our kids stay away from the bad ones and enjoy the good ones. But when the conversation turns to youth sports, the…

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I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about this subject for a long time:
The Benefits of Procrastination & Distraction for writers, by Jane Friedman, who teaches digital publishing & media at the University of Virginia.
Friedman links to three stories that show—
Hey, the game’s on!
Seriously: Go read that post.

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junior football tournaments 1412384071 1107222006 10 Perfect Daddy Daughter Date Ideas + MORE9 year-old Hollis Belger of Larkspur, California can juggle a soccer ball. In fact, Hollis can juggle quite well. Her record for keeping the ball airborne, alternating feet with no help from the thighs, is 461 touches. Hollis improved her personal record for this feat by practicing nearly daily for 2 months in a fundraiser she organized for St…

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Your daughter is excited. She has a date with her first love. Mom helps her get ready and she looks beautiful. There’s no insecurity because she knows her date loves her unconditionally. She has known him her whole life. He is faithful, trustworthy, and fun. There’s a knock on the door, and she takes one last look in the mirror before answering…

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