This week, Tommy John Surgery is the third injury in a 5-part series on youth sports injuries, sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth s.... More »
Like everything else, the cost of youth sports continues to climb. But there are ways to cut costs in youth sports. Here’s a few ideas: 1. Be choosy. Try one sport at a time per kid. Overloading kids’ schedules not only tires them out and leave them little time for creative freeplay; it al.... More »
I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
Bryar Hebb is 15 years old from Fredonia, a small farming community in southeast Kansas. He is a farm kid. He has not had an easy road in life. When he was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with Legg-Perthes disease in the right hip. He is in constant pain. He pushed the pain aside because he wanted to .... More »
This is Part 1 of a 3-part series, Help Your Child Have a Ball in Sports, brought to you by AER, the first Automatic Ball Pump. In youth sports, there’s no magic formula for success. There’s no quick fix for acquiring perfect ball-handling skills and hand-eye coordination. It boils down to repe.... More »
Is there an “art of giving?” I believe there is. Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and poetry, giving is an individual expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves.
Most of us learn the art of giving in our childhoods…