ABUSIVE COACHES: What About Moral Standards and Integrity in College Coaches? + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: What About Moral Standards and Integrity in College Coaches? + MORE

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Parents, Athletes Need to Do Their Homework

If there is one topic that sports parents (and their athletes) are desperate to always find out more information, it’s the increasingly complex world of college recruiting. Now, the irony is that even though you would assume that the recruiting process would become easier over the last 20 year.... More »
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3 Strategies for Parenting Competitive Twins (Or Siblings Close in Age) + MORE

Twins… double the love, the fun, and the joy! But sometimes twins can be double the trouble – or at least that’s how it feels when sibling competition kicks into high gear and you’re trying to manage the chaos in “stereo.” And it’s not just twins. Parents with siblings close in a.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: When Mom and Dad Are Not on the Same Page + MORE

To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Youth sports can divide families. Sometimes Mom and Dad are just not on the same page when it comes to the importance of competition. If you find yourself at odds with your spouse regarding the intensity of youth sports in your hom.... More »

COACHING TIPS: Getting Ready for the Upcoming LL and Youth Baseball Season + MORE

As you prepare for the upcoming Little League, Cal Ripken, youth baseball, travel team, or rec ball, here are some basic tips every parent and coach should keep in mind at all times: BASEBALL IS THE TOUGHEST SKILL GAME TO PLAY You have to learn how to throw. How to catch. How to field. How to hit. H.... More »

9 Rules of Etiquette for Losing + MORE

No one likes losing. But everyone has to do it now and then, some more than others. Last weekend, my husband was working on his never-ending task of cleaning out the garage and he came across the newspaper clippings of his high school varsity softball team’s section championship loss. We remin.... More »
youth flag football tournaments 1389552255 552366713 ABUSIVE COACHES: What About Moral Standards and Integrity in College Coaches? + MOREAsk a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!”  Kids are not wired to sit still for hours focused on learning math equations or memorizing facts.  They’re built to move and need the time in their day to unplug their brain and restart their legs…

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There was so much feedback about the Bobby Petrino-themes show I did this AM on WFAN that I decided to reprint the highlights of my fantasy dialogue between Petrino and Tom Jurich, the athletic director at Louisville.
 Let me give you a Fantasy job interview…now, play along with me for a few minutes and see if you get my drift…
This is a make-believe one-on-one conversation between Tom Jurich, the Director of Athletics at the University of Louisville, and a prospective head football coach…we’ll call him Robert…

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Meet Coach Matt S! Coach Matt coaches soccer with CoachUp. He specializes in offensive soccer skills, footwork, and shooting and passing techniques, and he has experience playing soccer in a DI school.
Tell us about yourself:
I’ve played both school and club soccer since age 6 and I also played in various indoor leagues in the winter…

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