An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Are Sports Parents Shielding Their Kids Too Much? + MORE

 Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity: Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach By Doug Abrams Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
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The Top 20 things you need to know to enjoy NASCAR + MORE

There are definitely some things you need to know in order to enjoy NASCAR racing. As a lifetime fan and writer, I can help you wade through some of the great unknowns of a niche sport that has legions of followers and is not only fan-friendly, but also family-friendly. Here’s a quick primer on th.... More »

How to Help Your Child Compete in Sports Without Going Broke

Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... More »
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Pre-Game Nerves? 8 Tips to Cope + MORE

  In spite of all our assumptions about what it takes to become a capable athlete – strength, agility, speed, balance, technical skills, cooperative behavior – one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills you can master is that of staying calm and composed under pressure. Staying loose pre-performance is.... 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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