40 Ways Becoming a Father Has Made Me Better + MORE

40 Ways Becoming a Father Has Made Me Better + MORE
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TITLE IX ISSUES: The Untapped Power of Moms Who Coach + MORE

 Women as Youth League Coaches  By Doug Abrams  With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qu.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it. On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... More »
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Helmets Off Makes Heads Cooler

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Coaches need to maintain awareness of possible heat illness during the early days of September, when air temperatures can be high Sweating through exposed skin is o.... More »

Momentum Among Female Coaches in Professional Sports + MORE

Lieberman texted ESPN Radio’s Ian Fitzsimmons last night saying, “I am a King.” One year after Becky Hammon became the first full-time female coach in the NBA, the Sacramento Kings announced Nancy Lieberman will be joining their team. The second female NBA assistant head coach is no strang.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Fitness Performance Coach Talks to Parents + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Mike Guevara of www.thefactorytraining.com. Mike is not just any fitness coach, he happens to be the fitness coach of Victoria Azarenka, who just beat Serena Williams yesterday in the BNP Paribas Open title in Ind.... 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


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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