Tournaments, Tanking Games, and Hating Yourself in the Morning
By Doug Abrams
Youth sports tournaments can bring out the best in players, but sometimes the worst in their coaches. Too often, we read or hear about coaches who scheme to deliberately lose a tournament game, hoping to position.... More »
Pressure And Social Approval
Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course.
When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »
I asked the controversial question on today’s show: At what age should we start to keep score in our kids’ games, and in effect, introduce them to competition, e.g winning and losing.
I was inspired to do this after reading the the founder of the Texas Youth Football League – the b.... More »
The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »
When I coached youth hockey until 2009, the association’s coaches and parents recognized that the players needed supervision on and off the ice. The need applied both to the mite and squirt teams (for players ten and younger), and to the high school team whose players usually graduated at about eighteen…
The best basketball slogans can bring a team together, unify a fan base and provide a rallying cry during the toughest moments of the season. Slogans can be shared at the start of the season, during the season or as a way to capture the team’s efforts at the season-ending party.
We scoured sources far and wide to come up some of the most awesome basketball slogans, the best basketball sayings and most inspiring catch phrases…
January 17, 2014. At its semi-annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors accepted results from several important NOCSAE-funded research projects which expand the scientific knowledge regarding sports-related brain injuries as part of an ongoing effort to increase the safety of athletes through the development of new helmet standards…