When Sports Parents SHOULD Butt In

As the words in Ecclesiastes 3 say, “There is a time for everything,” and that is especially true for sports parents. There IS a time to butt in….          Related Stories8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to KnowHow to Deal with a Negative .... More »

What should sportswriters do now that athletes don’t need them to speak directly to the public? + MORE

Ian Casselberry wrote about athletes speaking directly to the public on Awful Announcing. That’s hardly a new thing. Cristiano Renaldo has almost 33 million Twitter followers. That didn’t happen in a week. But in a post headlined Golden Tate goes first person to address rumors about Ru.... More »

PITCH COUNTS: A Deeper Look into New York State’s Rules

NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON                                                     By Steve Kallas (The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only.  For a list of the r.... More »

My Favorite Christmas Traditions

  Tonight, many excited children will pretend to be asleep as they listen for sounds on the rooftop. They will lie awake eager to catch a sight of the magical figure of Santa Claus. At some point, they will drift off but will probably wake up and run to the tree to see the presents he has left .... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What Do You Say to Your Athlete When They Have A Bad Game? + MORE

You know what’s hard to do if you’re a parent?  When your athletic son or daughter has a tough game. And afterwards, you want to say just the right thing to boost their spirits. But finding the right words, or knowing the right time to say something, is very, very hard. Now — and this may.... More »
As we gear up for another season of sports, I’d like to dedicate this column to parents of athletes. The next few months will be a challenge, but with a little humor, we can prevail through “The Twelve Weeks of Basketball Season.”
On the first week of basketball season, my true love gave to me … a load of freshly washed uniforms…

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A parent asked me the following question, which I have repeated with their permission: “If I have been guilty of all the things you’ve advised us not do – i.e. coach, criticize, go on and on, get too involved, put my child under pressure, etc., how do you undo the damage done? My best intentions have had unintended impacts on my child’s self esteem & performance, so how do you make amends? 
MY RESPONSE: This is a really important question for you to ask…

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WestJet travelers get a “Merry Christmas” from 150 employees playing Santa’s elves.  “It was more than mere fun!”   Mashable
The post Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Flight! appeared first on Sports Feel Good Stories.

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Charlotte Native Parenting Expert Provides a Solution to Last Night’s HBO Documentary ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’
Sports Parents say they are ready to make a change
Charlotte, NC December 5, 2013:  ”The scholarship IS the goal” claims the basketball dad in last night’s HBO special ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’, which featured the stories of four sports families and their quest for athletic success…

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America Rice, age 11, recently expressed her views about hard work and perseverance: “If you want something,” she said, “you have to earn it. Everything is not going to come to you just when you want it.”
How do children grow up to think and feel like America Rice? How do they internalize the value of hard work and the rewards of perseverance? Regardless of income, these are questions that perplex many parents as children grow from childhood to adolescence…

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This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury.  His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”.  He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]

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Every organization is different and has different needs. It may be that your organization does not currently need to do a background investigation for a new hire, but has numerous volunteers lined up. There are many junctures in the hiring of new staff and evaluation process for volunteers at which the background checks can be done…

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A new year inevitably brings talk of personal “resolutions”—things that we want to do better or differently going forward.  Sometimes individuals are very good at staying with their new plan, but it can be a challenge not to fall off course.We have written a lot here at our “Taking you Beyond the Game” site over the years about what we believe are important values to uphold when it comes to the world of youth sports

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 Boston, MA December 10, 2013 – CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI).
SLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups…

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Teens who continue to engage in full cognitive activity after sport-related concussion take from two to five times longer to recover on average than those who limit such activity, a new study has found.

Researchers found that those who engaged in the most cognitive activity after concussion took approximately 100 days on average to recover from their symptoms compared to approximately 20 to 50 days for patients who limited cognitive exertion…

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