An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

How to Sell Used Youth Sports Equipment

This post is sponsored and paid for by SidelineSwap.com, a site where you can buy and sell used sports equipment. Their mission is to provide athletes with a more affordable way to get gear so that everyone can play the sports they love.  During 22 years of being a sports family, our closets have.... More »
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10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports + MORE

10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […] The post 10 Thing.... More »
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The Positive Power of “No” – Fostering Resiliency + MORE

“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children. In parenting today, we are encouraged to focus so absolutely on our children’s happiness, self-esteem, and emotional h.... More »
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Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 2: ACL Tears + MORE

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »

How to Show Self Control as a Parent and Stay off the Sports See-Saw + MORE

How to show self control as a parent is a challenge for most sports parents. In many ways, sports parenting can be like riding a see-saw; one minute you are riding high as you watch your child hit a home run, score a touchdown or make her first soccer goal. The next minute you are watching your....... More »
16 Year-Old Sydney McLaughlin Reaches Rio Olympics, Coach Helps Her Overcome Self-Doubt All around the world, top athletes in every sport are putting the finishing touches on their revolutionary and jaw-dropping abilities before heading to the Rio Olympics next month. One of those still striving to better each and every day is Sydney McLaughlin…

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An American National Sport Coaches Association?

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national youth football championships 1468883415 1906310728 An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MOREI have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include:

There must be dozens more associations like this here in Alexandria, Arlington and of course in DC…

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You may pay the bills, drive the car, and clean the uniform, but does your athlete really know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are in his corner? We recently lost one of boxing’s greatest, Muhammad Ali. His name is known world-wide. But you’ve probably never heard of Angelo Dundee. Angelo was Ali’s…

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