ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Unforeseen Fall-Out from Fans Screaming at Young Refs + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Unforeseen Fall-Out from Fans Screaming at Young Refs + MORE

ESPN Audio boss says something that explains everything: The listener is in charge

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated interviewed Traug Keller, who leads ESPN Audio, for, as the headline puts it, “An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio.” It’s a good interview, with Keller talking about ESPN’s top radio personalities, what the .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is Adam LaRoche Being a Good – or Bad – Father?

Here’s what I find so amazing about sports parenting issues: You never know when the next controversy is going to come from. Case in point: Long-time major league slugger Adam LaRoche made national headlines this past week, insisting that he had language in his contract with the Chicago White .... More »

Watch What You Say in the Stands!

Seriously, folks, it’s time to watch what you say in the stands…   Are you facing a roadblock in your parenting? In your sports parenting?  I’m a certified life coach who can help you. I’m not a counselor, therapist, or even a consultant. I will not tell you what to do,.... More »

How to Turn a Bad Season Around

What is a “Bad” season anyway? Have you ever gone through a season that can only be described as “Bad?” Maybe your child is struggling with getting along with her teammates. Or isn’t getting the playing time he wants. Or isn’t improving at the rate you’d lik.... More »

Stafan Fatsis on how access is playing out in the NFL’s troubles + MORE

This Slate piece by Stefan Fatsis is about how the NFL’s recent actions have caused the league to lose “its most loyal reporters,” but it also has some insights into the meaning of access, a subject we’ve discussed a lot in this space. “Roger Goodell and the NFL thought.... More »
With the weather trending on the warmer side, you might find that your runs are beginning to be a little harder to get through. Heat and humidity can both drastically affect running performance, turning up the perceived effort of each run. Luckily, there are a few tricks to help you beat the heat.  Here are 5 running tips for surviving summer training…

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Imagine this. You board this train called Life and start moving toward your goals and dreams. You’re heading in one direction, enjoying the scenery then…boom! It happens…we get derailed…derailed by our spouse getting really sick, or losing a job or having a miscarriage. Life and our expectations come to a halting crash…

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Author, publisher and media analyst Thomas Baekdal asks a good question about that leaked New York Times innovation report from a few weeks ago that I can’t seem to stop writing about:
What if Quality Journalism Isn’t?
It’s a question not just for the Times, but for any media organization…

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Last Friday, I attended the summer meeting of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It was hard to be inside on such a spectacular summer day, but made easier by the location of the meeting: in the Atlantic Room, directly above Rowe’s Wharf, with a view of a sparkling Boston harbor filled with sailboats and power boats…

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by Doug Abrams
On June 10, the Bakersfield Californian reported that all Kern County high school sports leagues experienced a shortage of referees and other officials again this year. The chronic shortage affected both varsity and sub-varsity games in more than half a dozen sports…

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Run With Love’s Leg

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flag football tournaments 1403549434 641637327 ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Unforeseen Fall Out from Fans Screaming at Young Refs + MOREEDITOR’S NOTE: Below is an article from Deepu Antony who submitted “Run With Love’s Leg” as part of the TeamSnap and SportsFeelGoodStories.com “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Contest.”
Run With Love’s Leg
I never thought that a kids’ race at a school could make me cry…

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