Arkansas Looks Into Hit Limits + MORE

Arkansas Looks Into Hit Limits + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »

At-Home Workout, Vol 1 + What To Watch + MORE

At-Home Workout Halloween is finally upon us, but if you’re worried about all those chocolates and sweets, we’ve got the perfect At-Home Workout for you to take advantage of on Sunday! All of our workouts focus on delivering fun, calorie-burning activities that don’t require an exp.... More »
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7 Tips For Sports Parents To Help Athletes Stay Composed + MORE

Many young athletes have a difficult time staying composed after making a mistake during competition. Check out the infographic below to help your athlete stay composed: Please share the info graphic with other parents and coaches who you think would appreciate it. The graphic below will help you te.... More »

Thanksgiving Jokes for the Dinner Table + MORE

  It’s Thanksgiving, one of my favorite days of the year. There’s nothing better than gathering together with loved ones for football, parades, and food. Soon the table will be set, the turkey will be dressed, and everyone will sit down together. In my house, we love to laugh. We th.... More »

SmartTeams™ Talk: NCAA's Hainline Sees Overspecialization and Overuse Injuries As Signs of Broken Youth Sports Model

In a wide-ranging, provocative, and, at times, spiritual SmartTeams Talk, Brian Hainline, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, discusses two major NCAA-funded research studies on sport-related concussions and the organization's efforts to address mental healt.... More »
Tyler Kepner’s tribute to Tony Gwynn in the New York Times is worth your time because it’s a great piece, full of great stories about a great player who, by all accounts including Kepner’s, was a wonderful person as well.
But since I’m talking about it you’ve probably guessed already that I think there’s something in it that us scribbling types can make use of…

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As parents, we seek to develop positive character qualities in our kids. It’s usually easier said than done, but it is always worth the effort. You may be familiar with The Marshmallow Test for kids, but take a minute to watch this short video that shows a series of kids facing the difficult task of exerting self-discipline and delaying gratification…

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Arkansas Looks Into Hit Limits

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Over two years ago I sent an open letter and proposals to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) regarding hit limits in football.  Some took this as a “candy ass” approach and one that was not needed.  I disagreed with that assessment, in fact, I felt that what I wrote at the time was proactive […]

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“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt
From a parenting perspective, it is very important to counteract what our children are exposed to with lessons of exerting will over want. Recently my daughter made a promise to not eat any meat for a period of five weeks…

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