An Expert’s Take on Why Marriage Is Like Football + MORE

An Expert’s Take on Why Marriage Is Like Football + MORE

A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Parenting

Sports parenting is as easy as signing your child up and getting him to practice, right? If this is your child’s first, second, or even third year of playing youth sports, then you are still relatively new to the game. It may seem easy, and you may think, This is great! This is fun! WhereR.... More »
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TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re-Think Them? + MORE

I think I touched a nerve this AM on the radio show because I brought up a topic that most sports parents don’t want to talk about – the fear and anxiety of their youngster being on a travel team. In short, once your kid is on a travel team, there’s tremendous pressure to play that.... More »

HEROIC ATHLETES: Ivy League Baseball Continues to Attract Top Talent, Both On and Off the Field

Anybody who has heard my radio show over the last 15 years knows that I’m a big supporter of Ivy League baseball. To me, there’s just something very unique and special about talented baseball players who are also brilliant and accomplished students. Even more, because the baseball season.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Joy (and Benefits) of Running + MORE

Next Sunday morning is the 40th anniversary of the running of the NYC Marathon, and in what has become something of an annual tradition on my radio show, I like to spend at least one Sunday each year talking about the sport of running. The truth is, among all the various athletic endeavors you shoul.... More »

Marriage and Youth Sports: Can They Be Teammates?

Can your marriage and youth sports be teammates? Do you and your spouse argue over youth sports issues? Does he get way too competitive and put pressure on your child? Does she get way too protective and coddle your child? Are you frequently not on the same page when it comes to what’s best fo.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
I’m sure you’re watching at least a little bit of the Winter Olympics, and hopefully you’ve been impressed with some of the spectacular performances.  What’s interesting to me is that the outdoor events are in almost “tropical” conditions, at least as far as events conducted on snow are concerned! The athletes have devoted several years leading to this two-week competition and in many cases they’ve devoted their lives to get them to this point…

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Lindsay Gibbs leads off today’s edition of Shoutouts with a good story from the Winter OIympics. She did a great job of weaving biographical information into this recap and commentary on the women’s downhill in Sochi, the race that ended with a gold-medal tie.
That’s important in Olympics coverage, because as much as we all quickly become experts on these events and athletes, the vast majority of us had never heard of most of these people until a few days before the Games started—if not later than that…

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When you are watching huge men sprint up and down a football field trying to take one another’s heads off, I’m certain your marriage isn’t something that comes to mind. Unless you are supposed to be doing something for your wife and you’ve snuck off to watch the game instead.
But maybe there are some similarities to a football game and the love you have for your wife…

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