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
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Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Deven Jackson (Shermans Dale, Pa.) + MORE

About three million youngsters will play youth football in the United States this fall.  Only one received sustained media coverage last month, and it was 10-year-old Deven Jackson, who took the field with the West Perry Midget Football Mustangs after a two-year absence from the gridiron. In 20.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

CONCUSSION PREVENTION: New Protective Catcher Helmet is Finding Support

First, an important disclaimer. Let me just say that this is not a commercial endorsement. Askcoachwolff.com does not receive any compensation from Force3 Pro Gear, nor do we have any relationship with the company. That being said, if your son or daughter plays baseball or softball, and is a catcher.... More »

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: The Built-in Value of Used Equipment Banks for Kids + MORE

Used-Equipment Banks: One Way to Reduce Costs and Boost Enrollment  By Doug Abrams Much has been written lately about the escalating costs of playing youth sports, particularly at the travel and elite levels. Commentators have described burdens imposed by interstate travel and lodging, handsomely .... More »
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Hip Pointers

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The term “hip pointer” refers to a bruise of the muscles and soft tissue attachments to the top of the pelvis bone, near the area where your shorts or pants .... 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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Run With Love’s Leg
I never thought that a kids’ race at a school could make me cry…

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