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Starting in 2011, the B/R Blog was devoted to journalism education and discussion of issues of concern to early-career sportswriters. It is no longer being updated and comments are closed, but the blo.... More »
A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.
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All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coachin.... More »
In 2011, thirteen year-old Donnovan Hill was paralyzed in a Southern California football game and, as the family says, it was because his coach allegedly taught the youngsters to tackle by leading with their heads. For a while, the claims were dismissed because parents must provide and sign a parti.... More »
The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors:
the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More
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Growing up a die hard sports fan in Philadelphia, I have seen plenty of bad behavior from fans. Despite what is portrayed in the media about my home city, bad fan behavior is everywhere, even at little league games. Watching adults getting unruly at professional sporting events and berating grown men making millions is more tolerable…
It took me a while to get around to reading the much-discussed New York Magazine profile of Derek Jeter, but I think there are some nice insights about the media from the famously opaque shortstop who played his last game Sunday.
The story, headlined “Derek Jeter opens the door,” features relatively intimate pictures of Jeter, many of them taken in his homes in New York and Tampa by Christopher Anderson, whom Jeter commissioned to photograph his final year in baseball…
Football is woven into the fabric of our country. Here are 3 inspirational football videos that give viewers a taste of some of the great things football can provide. Watch a video of one of the NFL’s biggest stars investing in the community and raising awareness of pediatric cancer. Another video shows a high school football player who takes the lessons from his coach and inspires others with well-spoken words…
The first of September finally turned up on the calendar. It’s a month which I look forward to every year because it comes with it the promise of a new school year, a break from the Texas heat, and yes, my friends, the beginning of football season. I know I am not alone in saying that, for football fans, the seven long months between the last play of Super Bowl Sunday in February and the beginning of September without football is like spending time on the dark side of the moon! We football moms are still working, just not at full capacity…