Are Great Coaches Becoming an Endangered Species? + MORE

Are Great Coaches Becoming an Endangered Species? + MORE
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How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

Well, there goes that golden piece of parental logic.  For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality.  It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of th.... More »
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Sociability: How Families Learn Together with Love and Respect

Each of us wants our children to develop positive relationships—to experience the power of unconditional love, support, friendship, and encouragement throughout school and life. But we also know that creating and sustaining relationships is hard work—effort that requires a cooperative ability to.... More »

The Power Play of Kids + MORE

  My wife and I had these beautiful plants in our living room. When my son was eighteen months old, he was drawn to them. Probably because we were new, uptight parents, we had stern rules that he was not to touch them. Every time he walked over to them, we consistently told him, “no.̶.... More »
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The “10,000 Hour Rule” And Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The “10,000 Hour Rule” is adapted from a classic 1993 publication from Anders Ericsson and is widely quoted a the number of hours one must deliberately pract.... More »
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Inspirational Assist: Cancer Survivor Hits Buzzer Beater

Buzzer beater winning shots from half-court are cause for celebration. This story has that and a lot more. Last year, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School was taking on archrival Mount Airy in a high school basketball match-up in North Carolina. Bishop McGuinness’ coach, as a way to motivate.... More »
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Money often costs too much.” [Click to Tweet] What has the pursuit of money cost you lately? Your child’s birthday party? Singing recital? Wedding anniversary? It’s much easier to be rich monetarily than have a rich family life. We all know which is far more important…

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At first, the experience of youth sports for you and your child starts out innocent and fun. As a new sports parent, you are still in the honeymoon phase of youth sports; the ugly side of competition has not surfaced yet. Honeymoons are great, but we all know that they don’t last forever. There will come a…

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When you are in the coaching profession, one of the things you learn early on is not to take things too personally. Your biggest fans when you win may become your biggest critics when you lose. Your players may love you one moment, and grumble the next, and it is important to maintain perspective and […

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The Society of Professional Journalists released a a new Code of Ethics last week. Revised would be a better word, but there are some significant alterations that are worth noting.
The SPJ is acknowledging the changes that are roiling the media industry, mainly by changing its focus from “journalists” to “journalism…

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