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 »
Your child’s teammates will make mistakes; everyone expects that. Maybe because your child knows that, he may not think about the best way to respond to a frustrated teammate when he comes off the field, court, or rink, or when he comes out of the pool, or off the mat or green. I really neve.... More »
Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff:
I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
It’s important to see a doctor trained in sport concussion management after a concussion. Not all doctors know about return to play protocols.
Appropriate doctors.... More »
One of the hardest parts of being a sports mom was watching my kids experience failure at something they’d worked so hard to achieve. It’s often painful for parents to watch their child’s growing-up process because that almost always includes watching their child’s failure. W.... 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…