ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: When HS Coaches are Fired….

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: When HS Coaches are Fired….

How to Defeat Sports Parenting Anxiety + MORE

Do you ever suffer from sports parenting anxiety? Just about every sports parent feels it, the anxiousness in the pit of your stomach when you’re worried about your child. I’ve felt it many times in 22 years of sports parenting. There were times when my son was a senior quarterback that .... 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 »

Do Sports Parents Always Know What’s Best for their Kids? Not in These 4 Instances! + MORE

Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients: God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete. While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Will New Guidelines for Youth Football Make A Difference?

Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... More »
A few weeks ago, the long-time varsity boys basketball coach at Horace Greeley HS in Chappaqua, NY was fired. He’d been the head coach there for 24 years. That’s a long time. And for many of his players, he was beloved.
But the AD at Greeley decided to make a change. And of course, because it’s standard school and state policy pretty much everywhere not to offer comments about why a coaching change was made, there was no official reason or explanation for the coach’s dismissal…

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