Binge Watching Sports + MORE

Binge Watching Sports + MORE
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High School Hockey: Goal of the Year + MORE

Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of .... More »

March DADness + MORE

  Excitement, emotional roller coasters, surprises, disappointments, upsets, success, and unforgettable moments. Those words are a short summary of the NCAA College Basketball National Tournament, also known as March Madness. Those exact same words can also be used to describe fatherhood. Much.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
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10 Battles for Your Family You Must Fight and Win + MORE

  The people of ancient Galatia (modern day Turkey) lived on a plain that was virtually indefensible, but they managed to survive there for nearly 600 years. How did they do it? Well, when an enemy attacked, they would take their entire family with them to see the battle. Wives and children wo.... More »

Preparticipation Sports Physicals: Not Foolproof

  A preparticipation sports physical (PPE) is designed to assess for conditions that put an athlete at risk for serious harm or even death. It also provides the opportunity to educate athletes, parents, and guardians about the risks and benefits of sports participation, and, since it is th.... More »
By Doug Abrams
A few years ago, one of my recent law students told me an astounding story about the high school JV football team that he and a friend were coaching as volunteers.  After practice shortly before the opening game, the pair hosted a team pizza party at their own expense…

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Binge Watching Sports


junior football tournaments 1419389899 1197256097 Binge Watching Sports + MOREThe third season of House of Cards will be released by Netflix on February 27, 2015. The popular series featuring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood has been eagerly awaited by fans. Many of whom will watch multiple shows in one sitting in a practice known as binge watching (or binge viewing).
Binge watching began in the 1980’s when networks developed marathon programming featuring a succession of episodes of one show scheduled back-to-back…

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national youth football championships 1419389904 161271885 Binge Watching Sports + MOREIn sports, the goal is to win. Plain and simple. Let’s be honest, it is about whether you win or lose, not just how you play the game.
But there is a line that many parents and coaches cross when it comes to winning. And that line is the difference between winning and winning at all costs.
Why Winning is Okay
Besides the fact that winning in youth sports is absolutely fun, there are some other reasons that winning is really okay:

It gives players a sense of accomplishment
It gives them a reward for their hard work
It helps teams see what happens when they play together
It encourages kids to continue playing sports
It gives kids motivation to seek higher goals

Why Winning at all Costs is Not Okay
When winning becomes more important than the people who are playing, then the line has been crossed…

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On very rare and special occasions, we will see a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary. So many things have to fall into place for a couple to make it that long together that it can nearly be considered a miracle only God could have bestowed. Not only does the couple have to fight off all the sharp, poison-tipped arrows of life but just the simple fragile nature of the human body makes it very hard for both to make it that far…

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In response to a mom’s question: “Is my little hockey player taking sports too seriously?”, here are 6 signs that he or she may be doing just that.   Let them be little. Even as you help them grow up. Download my ebook now, 22 Ways to Let Your Kids Be Little Even While Helping Them…

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Burnout: When The Reasons Aren’t Physical


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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Pressure from parents, peers, or coaches can sometimes lead young athletes to quit organized sports due to “burnout”
We need to be on the lookout for signs of burnout and seek help early
Signs may include lack of enthusiasm for sports, recurring physical ailments, and generally declining sport performance

Last week I wrote about the things a high school athlete should be doing between sports seasons, and this week’s topic is a follow-on to last week’s post…

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