In an attempt to motivate your child, have you ever fallen into the trap of comparing them to another athlete or sibling? It may seem like an efficient motivational tactic, but actually its effect is short- lived, if it even has an impact. I tried it a few times and what was the result? My kids...R.... More »
School is starting back up soon and so are fall sports. This can be a stressful time of year for young athletes with summer sessions and team tryouts just a few weeks away. momsTEAM shared a few pieces of advice for parents with a child trying out for the team this year:
Emphasize that winning a sp.... More »
By Adam Bitterman DO and Simon Lee, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Foot and Ankle Section
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and ankle injuries are extremely common amongst those participating in dance activities. Those impacting the lower extremity account for roughly 65-80% of all dancer in.... More »
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 »
Our next stop in the Coach Spotlight Series is Daniel Flores, one of our excellent baseball coaches in California! If that name sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve featured Coach Flores in one of our incredible success stories — if you need a refresher on that, you can find his vid.... More »
When parents back off and let children fight their own battles, especially in the arena of youth sports, it is inevitable that those kids will grow stronger and learn lessons that will be with them for life.
But what about you? It’s frustrating for parents to watch the caterpillar turn into a butterfly, but is there anything else in this journey for you besides the pain of watching your child struggle?
Yes, there is much more…
If you haven’t seen this new reality show on the Esquire Channel, you might want to take a moment to watch a few minutes of it.
But just be forewarned. It’s as though all of the social consciousness that has been raised in the last 20 years about evil and selfish sports parents and coaches somehow never reached this particulara part of Texas…
Note: Dan Talintyre recently left Bleacher Report for a job with a professional rugby team in his native Australia. He sent this email to B/R editors last week. It’s reprinted here with his permission.
I started writing for Bleacher Report three and a bit years ago when I was just starting university…
Every year the statistics on boys and achievement become more alarming. Boys are falling behind in school, boys are entering colleges at the lowest rate in history, and the number of young men returning home to live with their parents, working only part time or not at all, has more than doubled in the past two decades…
The armpit is the part of the body that is dark, stinky, and unattractive. Everyone has one, but no one wants to see it or acknowledge it, and would rather cover it up and move on. The armpit of American youth sports is the culture of win at all costs, uneducated, over the top coaches [...]