6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

Youth Sports Safety: Your Top 6 Concerns + MORE

This post is sponsored by SPRTID, a player safety app that provides important medical information for coaches and teams to help them keep young players safe. Each year, more than 3.5 million children, ages 14 and under get hurt playing sports or engaging in recreational activities. (StanfordChildre.... More »
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Northeastern students reimagine digital storytelling with Esquire magazine + MORE

Here’s a fun keeping up with changes in media story: PBS MediaShift’s EducationShift spotlights a collaboration between Esquire magazine and the Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program. As Jeffrey Howe, a Northeastern journalism professor, explains, students in the prog.... More »

HEROIC ATHLETES: Ivy League Baseball Continues to Attract Top Talent, Both On and Off the Field

Anybody who has heard my radio show over the last 15 years knows that I’m a big supporter of Ivy League baseball. To me, there’s just something very unique and special about talented baseball players who are also brilliant and accomplished students. Even more, because the baseball season.... More »

Self-Awareness in a World of Constant Chatter + MORE

Technology and self-awareness can seem incompatible. In fact, mobile devices often prevent us from seeing what’s right before our eyes. YouTube is filled with hilarious and sometimes scary videos of people unexpectedly falling into water fountains, walking into walls, or tripping off curbs. On a r.... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: The Time Has Come to Reinvent Our Relationship!

Of all the questions I’m asked when I do sports parenting presentations, the one topic that far surpasses everything else is: as a sports parent, what’s the best way to approach my kid’s coach about…..(fill in the rest of the question here: playing time, position, being made .... More »
No words exist to adequately describe what a father goes through when he gets divorced. He loses a wife who he had intended to spend the rest of his life with. He also usually loses his legacy by being removed from his own children. He doesn’t have to. He can do as much as you can given his limitations…

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With football season in full swing, there’s no shortage of talk about young players – from high school down to the Pee Wee levels – suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies to be presented Friday, October 10, 2014 at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego…

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One of the biggest reasons for conflict in relationships is unmet expectations. And in youth sports, it is no different. Parents expect things from their kids who play sports, things that the child may not be ready or able to deliver. We should be hoping for the best for our kids. We should express our…

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Youth baseball has morphed into a year-round sport (particularly in warm weather climates), with some athletes playing on multiple teams in the same season. One result: an increasing number of pitchers sidelined with overuse injuries or needing surgery (e.g. Tommy John).
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“The Sounds of Silence”:
Why Adults Should Listen to What Players Do Not Say
By Doug Abrams
A few years ago, my 9-10-year-old squirt hockey team held a practice three days before we played in the state championship tournament’s final game. By rotating games all season, our two goalies had helped keep us in title contention…

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Ben Koo of Awful Announcing did some great detective work to clear the name of Joe Streater, whose name had been dragged into the history of the Boston College point-shaving scandal of 1978-79, despite Streater never having been implicated. In fact, as Koo points out, Streater wasn’t even a member of the 1978-79 BC team…

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