A few years back, during a press conference preceding a playoff game, a reporter asked me what I had done Friday afternoon to prepare—presumably for the game. But Friday afternoons during the season have always been personal time for us as a staff. I learned from Chuck Noll that you don’t.... More »
Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games
Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach.
Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was .... More »
As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace — caught my eye.
The column’s headline was: Why .... More »
With increased participation in high school and college sports, and injuries, including to the teeth, on the rise as well, the National Athletic Trainers' Assocaition has issued new guidelines (1) on how to prevent and manage sport-related dental and oral injuries through the use of mouthguards.
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When your child is going through a rough season, you can talk to him until you are blue in the face and still may not feel like he is listening to what you are saying. Unfortunately, our kids can become immune to our encouragements and pep talks and no matter how profound our words are,...Read .... 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…
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…
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…
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…
HOW ADULTS’ ABUSE OF REFEREES
ENDANGERS PLAYER SAFETY
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…
EDITOR’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…