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
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »

The Problem with the Comfortable Relationship + MORE

  Gone is the anxiety of having our looks just right, practicing what we were going to say, and the nervousness of our first date. Time has passed and the union has grown. We’ve entered into the comfortable relationship. The progression, if put on a timeline, is rather startling. It star.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Sports Parents Need to Have the Courage to Speak Up and to Ask the Tough Questions + 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 »
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Choose Your Words Carefully When Motivating Your Young Athletes

Your kids want you to be proud of them. This need for a parent’s approval can be a powerful or destructive force when it comes to youth sports. When we communicate goals for our budding superstars, the wording we choose can make all the difference.   New research out of Ithaca College shows t.... More »
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Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE

UPDATED: 15:20, see below… Yesterday Illinois Gov. Rauner signed  SB0007 into law making it Public Act 099-0245 effectively titled Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act bringing a much more robust set of standards when dealing with concussions in Illinois. The bill/law is basically an extension.... 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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