ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »

6 Truths Your Child Needs to Know After Every Youth Sports Event

In youth sports, no two events are alike. The score, the mistakes, the opponents, the weather, the officials, and how your child feels are all variables that influence the youth sports event experience and make each one unique. However, even though there’s no way for you to know what each comp.... More »
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Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There’s a common belief that running leads eventually to arthritis in the hips or knees but evidence shows that runners have no increased risk for arthritis and i.... More »

COACHING TIPS: More Important Suggestions for Volunteer Youth Coaches

Because of the great response I had to my program last week on youth coaching tips, I felt compelled to continue with more this week. Again, these are aimed at volunteer youth coaches — most likely parents with kids between the ages of 6-12 – who are playing sports at the local rec level.... More »
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Hundred Hole Hike Raises Funds to Provide Affordable Golf for Kids

As I recently shared, the golf community is growing and working even harder to create opportunities for young people to get involved in the game (College Golf Scholarships for Girls Going Unclaimed). One of the factors that makes it difficult for golf to reach the masses is cost. As most people kno.... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 4 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on How Visualization Can Help Your Child Play Better. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and…

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Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety
By Doug Abrams
Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the reasons for the shortage of officials in Washington state and Oregon, he wrote, are “unruly fans and parents…

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