Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog + MORE

Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog + MORE

REFLECTIONS: The Power of a Simple Phone Call….

Repaying Favorite Coaches and Teachers Years Later By Doug Abrams  My most recent column explained the enduring player-coach bond. “Behind only the parent-child and child-sibling bonds, the teacher-student bond can be one of life’s most lasting. Coaches are teachers, and players are their stude.... More »
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SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MORE

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, Chair of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program at A.T. Still University, provides an overview of the SmartTeams program, which implemented best youth sports health and safety practices in six pilot programs around the country in the fall of 2.... More »

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »

New Softball Mom Planner Gets You Organized

The new Softball Mom Planner provides 8 customizable forms for you to stay on top of all the goings on for the season. Things can get hectic with traveling sports, but this tool will keep you organized. The 8 forms are a perfect tool for any parent or coach. You’ll get a pre-season checklist, .... More »

HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Can We Get Our Athletes to Think Ahead if We Toughen Up the School’s Code of Conduct? + MORE

It was a real stunner when Mack Breed, the defensive coach at John Jay HS, came forth and acknowledged that he instructed his two defensive backs, Moreno and Rojas, to “hit” the ref and make him pay because the ref had made bad calls against John Jay all game. And the two football player.... More »
 
What is it about Black Friday and sales that make people crazy? I understand wanting to pay less and get more bang for your buck but, every year, I see some examples of the worst in people. They seem to lose total perspective and do things that are pretty embarrassing to themselves as well as to their family…

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flag football tournaments 1417024731 1332145356 Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog + MOREHave you ever been placed in a position where the most important decisions you need to make have to happen before you really have a lay of the land?
Maybe you’re hired for an important company position and you have to approve a budget for the year ahead. At the point that you’re hired, you don’t really know what’s worked in the past and what hasn’t…

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When most of us think of Thanksgiving, two things come to mind—family and food! It’s the time of the year that most of us get together with our family and enjoy some hearty meals. Since both of our parents live in another city, our tradition has been to have a big meal at our home.
We eat well, enjoy each other, and get rest…

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