ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on the Alarming Exodus of Game Officials, Refs, and Umpires

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on the Alarming Exodus of Game Officials, Refs, and Umpires

3 Steps to Stopping Ref Abuse in Youth Sports

What is the solution to stopping ref abuse? It is a very real problem. Listen to these facts: In a detailed survey of over 17,000 referees conducted last year by the National Association of Sports Officials, 87% of respondents said that they had suffered from verbal abuse in their role as officia.... More »
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Natural Post Workout Soreness Solution with LATHER’s Muscle Ease

Disclosure – I was sent this product to review and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own. Athletes of all ages and levels deal with sore muscles and minor aches and pains on a regular basis. For some, just a little rest and stretching is all it needs but for others,.... More »

2018 Sports Nutrition Update from the American College of Sports Medicine

Staying on top of the latest sports nutrition information is a challenge. That's why I attend the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is a professional organization for sports medicine doctors and health-care providers, sport dietitians, exercise physiologists and.... More »
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It Takes a TEAM for Success: What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Going to the Next Level

  For any athlete to become a champion, which to means going as far as possible in their sport, it takes a total team effort behind them. Without the appropriate support and guidance of coaches and parents, real success in sports is virtually impossible! The key here is that.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why is Soccer Declining at the Youth Level?

On the morning of the World Cup championship, the New York Times decided to run an article about the declining numbers of American kids aged 6-12 playing soccer in this country. According to research conducted by the Sports and Fitness Association, which has run surveys sports for years, soccer enro.... More »
Following up on Doug Abram’s excellent column from earlier this week, the simple question is: what happens if we can’t find enough refs to work our kid’s games?
Mind you, this was never really a concern a generation ago….why? Because back in the day, you never heard about refs, or umpires, or officials being physically threatened or verbally abused by parents at the games…

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