A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

Advice for aspiring NBA writers at Fansided, from a bunch of NBA writer + MORE

Michael Dunlap, who founded Hoops Habit and is senior content director at Fansided, asked a bunch of NBA writers for their best advice for aspiring sportswriters. You’ll probably learn as much by reading their answers as you’ll learn in a month in a college sportswriting class, so consid.... More »

False Wisdom You Should Not Teach Your Kids + MORE

  I have a hard time with cliches. You hear them all the time. Something sounds good so people start saying it over and over. They even become mantras some live by. Normally, we hear them in response to a person’s difficulty or personal pain. They are always shared with good intention and.... More »
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Curiosity: How Parents Foster Lifelong Learning in Children + MORE

Intellectual curiosity and learning go hand in hand. But let’s be honest… Curiosity isn’t what most of us first think about when it comes to our children’s education. We want our kids to do well in school so we usually focus on external measurements of learning and academic success — grade.... More »

4 Things Your Child’s High School Coach May Not Tell You, But SHOULD + MORE

This is Part 4 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication.   If your child is playing high school sports, th.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + 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 »
Do you turn get on Facebook, or Pinterest, or Instagram, and ever think to yourself “Everyone’s kid has a trophy, won their big game, and is having great success, but mine is not?” Does it drive you nuts when everyone else’s kids seem to be achieving something remarkable, or looking so happy, and you are […

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flag football tournament 1411685641 1573704809 A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MOREEditor’s Note:  Along with TeamSnap, SportsFeelGoodStories.com is searching for the “2014 Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.”  This is an entry from Justin Johnson of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. If you’ve read a sports story that’s inspirational or that makes you feel good, please consider entering our Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Contest here…

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I love it when media consultant Al Tomkins does his close reads of TV commercials for storytelling tips on Poynter.org. I don’t know why they always seem to be about Budweiser ads, but I like them all the same.
This time, Tompkins is looking at Bud’s minute-long viral video “Friends Are Waiting,” which has more than 13…

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youth football tournaments 1411685640 1017331585 A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MOREThe past several weeks have been hard on sports fans. With each day, it seemed that another unflattering story was revealed of an athlete or teams’ misdeeds.  Then, these negative stories took on lives of their own dominating coverage in newspapers, radio sports shows, TV sports shows, etc.

In hopes of shining the light on better things in sports, let’s take a look back at some inspirational sports stories from days gone by…

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The new movie, The Song hits theaters tomorrow, September 26th. It’s a modern day story based on the life of King Solomon—the wisest and wealthiest king to ever live. The movie focuses on the character of Jed, a musician, and his love story with a woman named Rose. The two meet, romance, marry, and soon after have a son…

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