10 Tips for Teaching Excellence to Your Kids + MORE

10 Tips for Teaching Excellence to Your Kids + MORE

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Today’s Appearance on The NFL Network + MORE

Just FYI…..many of you know me for my work in the field of sports parenting. But long before I became involved in this area, I did my undergraduate and graduate work in psychology. And I specialized in sports psychology which, back when I was in college, was pretty much an unknown and uncharte.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: The Ongoing Issue of Entitlement with Volunteer Coaches + MORE

Entitlement is another one of those relatively new concepts in youth sports that really didn’t exist when most of today’s sports parents were growing up. Like the concept of travel teams, or burnout, or repetitive use injuries, coaching entitlement is one of those  issues that has sprung up.... More »

Sportswriters, like all journalists, should have basic data skills + MORE

It’s been fun to watch the rest of the journalism world catch up to sports in its interest in numbers over the last few years. Sportswriters have been working with numbers for more than a century, but only recently have the non-sports types become fascinated with “data journalism.”.... More »
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Sports Illustrated panel: Female sports reporters under 30 talk about their careers + MORE

I find the “media panels” that Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch hosts fascinating and illuminating. Deitsch occasionally convenes roundtable discussions, via email, among working pros on topics in sports media. This week, in response to the news that 28-year-old Katie Nolan w.... More »
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Elbow “Tommy John” Surgery: Are You Better Than Before Surgery? + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: A common myth is that Tommy John surgery will actually make the elbow better than a “normal” elbow- this is not true But results from surgery on a torn .... More »
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One of your most important tasks as a parent is to teach your children skills that will help them excel in life. According to Vicki Caruana’s book, Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge, parents play an integral part in determining if their children will succeed—not only in school, but in their future careers and relationships…

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