ADVERSITY IN SPORTS: When’s the Right Age to Allow Competition for Kids? + MORE

ADVERSITY IN SPORTS: When’s the Right Age to Allow Competition for Kids? + MORE

NFHS Approves Ten Rules Changes For High School Field Hockey + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 23, 2015) - With appropriate open space and no players approaching, high school field hockey players will be permitted to raise their sticks above the shoulders to stop, receive and deflect or play the ball. The revision of Rule 3-2-11 was one.... More »

HOLDING KIDS BACK A YEAR IN SCHOOL: New Proposed NJ Bill Would Penalize Kids Who Repeat a Year

Why is this done? Why do parents decide to have their athlete repeat a year in middle school? Presumably it’s all about giving their young athlete an extra year of physical maturation and growth before they enter into HS competition. This is a topic that I have touched upon in in the past. The.... More »

39 Clever Fantasy Football Names Ok With Mom

“Call Me Brady,” “The Touchdown Factory,” and “The Brees Knees” are just a few clever fantasy football names you might encounter in your league. Why the fascination with naming fantasy football teams? Whereas the winners of your fantasy league are typically hardco.... More »

The Fencing Response + MORE

Originally posted January 7, 2011 this was one of the first places to examine and educate people about the Fencing Response, since that time this post has been viewed nearly 50,000 times. This is a great resource. ========== The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concu.... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Brian Hoffman + MORE

On Wednesdays, we do Coach Spotlights. This week, we’ve got the fitness guru from Castle Rock, Colorado, Brian Hoffman! With sports education in areas all over the map, Coach Hoffman is able to tailor your session to whatever you may need. Given his flexible nature, any coaches reading this sh.... More »
Sooner or later everybody has a mountain to climb. And for your child, that challenge very well may come in youth sports. He will face an obstacle, a battle, a mountain that will test him to his very core and if he manages to face that uphill climb with persistence and passion, he will succeed. Last…

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I asked the controversial question on today’s show: At what age should we start to keep score in our kids’ games, and in effect, introduce them to competition, e.g winning and losing.
I was inspired to do this after reading the the founder of the Texas Youth Football League – the basis for the reality TV series, “Friday Night Tykes,” was of the opinion that introducing 6 and 7 year old tackle football players to winning and losing was suitable – that, in effect, the sooner we introduce our kids to the harsh realities of life, the better prepared they will become…

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The Perils of Single-Sport Participation

– changingthegameproject.com

For the last few days, my email and social media accounts have been lit up by a simple image first shared with me on Twitter by @ohiovarsity. It is amazing because the image portrays something that is widely known among experts, widely discussed in coaching circles, and has certainly been written about by me and […

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One of the best summer jobs I ever had was renting out powerboats in Annapolis harbor. The scenery was gorgeous every day. One day, a couple took a boat out into the Chesapeake Bay with heavy waves and their boat engine broke down. They called in for help and it was my job to rescue them. I took a boat out there and found them bobbing up and down in five foot swells…

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