40 Ways Becoming a Father Has Made Me Better + MORE

40 Ways Becoming a Father Has Made Me Better + MORE

9 Rules of Etiquette for Losing + MORE

No one likes losing. But everyone has to do it now and then, some more than others. Last weekend, my husband was working on his never-ending task of cleaning out the garage and he came across the newspaper clippings of his high school varsity softball team’s section championship loss. We remin.... More »

The Great Trophy Debate: Do We Need Participation Awards? + MORE

“Daddy, do we get trophies for playing lacrosse this spring?” my son asked me a few months back. “No, you get to go out and run around and have lots of fun while learning lacrosse,” I said. “OK!” Then he turned and ran out on the field for the start of his first practice. According [...].... More »

The Value of Sound to Coaches

When I first saw the title to this Sports Coach UK blog, I jumped to the conclusion that it was about listening to athletes’ performance as another means of gaining insight to their effort and technique. Boy, was I wrong! The blog describes how the sound of performance can be a useful reinforc.... More »

Survey Says…Youth Sports Pressures are Real + MORE

This survey of 1,000 Americans by the Yellowbrick Treatment Program shows some interesting numbers about youth sports. Do you think it’s an accurate reflection?   Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: How Parents and Coaches Should Work Together

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. What are sports parents biggest concerns? How does the job of parent and coach differ? What can coaches and parent do to get on the same page when it comes to youth sports? In this episode Emily Cohen from TeamSnap answers these questions and mo.... More »
Interesting advice from web journalist Robert Hernandez, who teaches at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism: “Don’t wait. Go rogue. But go rogue respectfully.”
The “Don’t wait” part, Hernandez writes, comes from a commencement speech at UC-Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism by Robert Krulwich of NPR’s Radiolab…

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This month, I reach a milestone. I turn the big 4-0. It’s a little weird, and I have to admit I never imagined being 40 years old. It never crossed my mind as far as what life would be like at this age; however, it seems to me that things are not much different than they’ve always been…

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youth sports 1420790283 1990102349 40 Ways Becoming a Father Has Made Me Better + MOREIt’s time to celebrate the playoffs! We’re giving away a ton of gear signed by Julian Edelman. Prizes include:

1 signed Julian Edelman Patriots jersey
3 signed authentic NFL footballs
5 signed photos of Julian Edelman

Entrants will also receive a copy of the Julian Edelman Guide to Working Out Like an NFL Wide Receiver where you’ll receive expert coaching advice on:
Various types of upper body exercises that build essential muscle, tendon, and ligament groups
Lower body exercises that help increase leg power
Footwork drills to develop your foot speed and coordination
Conditioning drills that improve explosiveness

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The Julian Edelman Signed Swag Sweepstakes ends January 18, 2014, 6:30 PM Eastern Time…

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The Enemy of Excellence in Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“My daughter is the tallest fourth grader in her class and loves to play basketball,” said a father to me recently. “Sadly, I know that she will ultimately grow to be of average height.  Since she is now only allowed to rebound and give the ball to shorter-ball handler players on her team, she will […

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