In light of all the debate and feedback I received in recent weeks regarding the growing and game-changing impact that pay-for-play club teams are having on youth sports in this country, I thought we’d take a step ahead – and begin to think about what this will mean and how youth sports are go.... More »
The 2018 World Cup is upon us. Every four years the world’s 32 best national soccer teams gather for a tourney that captures global attention like no other event. 2018 FIFA World Cup Guide The Super Bowl and NBA finals are fine American traditions whose worldwide popularity pales in comparison. Th.... More »
By Rachel Flanagan
With summer break comes a burst of new
activities for families, including summer camp for kids, plus a plethora of
sports and academic opportunities. That means you and your children meeting and
interacting with new counselors, coaches, tutors and others.
There are m.... More »
Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports.
And the vast majority of the.... More »
No mom or dad that I know really wants to be known as a PUSHY sports parent. But at the same time, parents sometimes let their “encouragement” turn into pushiness, without realizing it or even wanting it. Sometimes parental pushiness is blatant; you see it come out as parents coach their.... More »
Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go.
And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismissed coaches were simply told, in effect, “The school wants to go in a different direction…
What if, instead of worrying about winning games, we got our athletes to focus first on ‘Winning the Day’? If they focused on their very best, working for the greater good of the team, and getting better every day, what kind of transformation would occur? Bio Hall of Fame head coach Cindy Timchal was named
The post #49 Cindy Timchal, 8x NCAA Champion Lacrosse Coach, on How Champions ‘Win the Day’, Cultivate Leadership, and Do all the Little Things others Hate to Do…