John Cena is known as one of the two greatest WWE athletes of all times. With 25 championships and 16 world champion reigns, there is only one more player in the spot who has equaled his feat. He has been more than a wrestler, a movie star, a rapper and a reality show host. He […]
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Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »
With youth sports concussion safety laws in place in all 50 states, increased public awareness about concussions, and growing concern about
the long-term effect of repetitive head impacts, the demand for
concussion education, not just for parents, coaches, and athletes, but
for health.... More »
If you really want your child to love their sport, feel good about themselves and have a good chance to go as far as possible, then one of your most important jobs besides loving them unconditionally is to NOT coach. And the one place where the most "coaching" happens is on the car ride home right .... More »
I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams.
But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »
Do you have sports kids who criticize themselves for making mistakes?
Do they hang onto a mistake for too long, talking about them or reminding themselves about how much they goofed up?
If so, it’s likely you have a perfectionist on your hands…
Many people think of perfectionism as being a positive quality: Perfectionists work hard and always show up on time…
Michael Durant sat in the seat of his crashed “Super Six-Four” Blackhawk helicopter. He had a broken femur and crushed some vertebrae in his spine. He was the only conscious crew member of the aircraft that was now surrounded by Somali militia. Enemy fire began to hit all around him…
Memorial Day is almost here. The time has finally come for pool parties, cookouts, and backyard wiffle ball. But before you get too comfortable with the idea of summer vacation, ask yourself if you have a plan for your offseason summer workouts. The offseason is one of the most important times for young athletes to continue the work they put in during the season and build upon it…
A lot of people think working in sports media is just sitting in a press box, enjoying the buffet and tweeting about what’s happening at a sporting event.
I grew up dreaming of working in sports, and I always thought it would be that easy because I loved nearly every sport. I do love my job, but I was way off with that assumption…