A treasure trove of social media advice from NPR’s Sandbox Tumblr + MORE

A treasure trove of social media advice from NPR’s Sandbox Tumblr + MORE

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: When to Have the “Santa Clause” Talk with Your Athlete + MORE

Just a little background before I discuss V.J. Stanley’s appearance on the radio show this AM. Although sports parenting concerns have become a continuously rising issue for more than 25 years now. and there have been countless articles, columns, and other forms of media outreach on this topic.... More »

What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE

Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development? Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly .... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Vincent Licursi + MORE

We’re back! Coach Vincent had a ton of wonderful things to say about baseball, effort, and improvement, so we’ll keep our introduction to a minimum this week. As always, try to take some of the wisdom and suggestions from Coach Vincent going forward — it doesn’t matter if you.... More »
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Football Offseason Workout Plans

Athletes in any sport can make their biggest improvements during the offseason.  It’s no different for football players. With the NFL Super Bowl nearly upon us, for most youth football players, there’s been sufficient rest time to enjoy a needed break since their own football seasonR.... More »
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What Does Your Child’s VICTORY Look Like? + MORE

Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.          Related StoriesWhy Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports .... More »
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When it comes to youth sports, we all think our kids are the best. It’s parental instinct. And quite honestly, we should be biased when it comes to our children. But there is a time when you should over-ride your prejudices and face reality, and one of those times is when you are looking at…Read More

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