For any athlete to become a champion, which to means going as far as possible in their sport, it takes a total team effort behind them. Without the appropriate support and guidance of coaches and parents, real success in sports is virtually impossible! The key here is that.... More »
Every youth athlete will struggle to succeed; some seasons being harder than others. When I say success, I’m not talking about winning the championship or making the all-star team. Rather, the success I’m referring to is the success of accomplishment, of effort, of finding victory even i.... More »
What is the solution to stopping ref abuse? It is a very real problem. Listen to these facts: In a detailed survey of over 17,000 referees conducted last year by the National Association of Sports Officials, 87% of respondents said that they had suffered from verbal abuse in their role as officia.... More »
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This Atlanta Falcons Fan Guide will get you pumped for the NFL season if you’re a fan of the Dirty Birds. It’s a great resource for the season schedule, famous players, rivalries and traditions. Being an Atlanta Falcons Fan Guide The Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1965, when the league […]
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Encouraging and Training Teen Referees
By Doug Abrams
In the past few weeks, Rick Wolff and I have engaged readers and listeners in a dialog about the chronic shortages of referees and other game officials in youth leagues and high school sports programs from coast to coast.
Nearly every week, national and local news stories report that more and more seasoned adult officials are quitting in disgust, frustrated by verbal (and sometimes physical) abuse from parents in the stands and coaches on the sidelines…