CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »
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Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There’s a common belief that running leads eventually to arthritis in the hips or knees but evidence shows that runners have no increased risk for arthritis and i.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on the Alarming Exodus of Game Officials, Refs, and Umpires

Following up on Doug Abram’s excellent column from earlier this week, the simple question is: what happens if we can’t find enough refs to work our kid’s games? Mind you, this was never really a concern a generation ago….why? Because back in the day, you never heard about refs, or um.... More »

Minnesota Vikings Fan Guide, Schedule, Traditions + MORE

The Minnesota Vikings franchise began in 1961 and has made its presence known with a league championship in 1969 (before the NFL-AFL merger). The Vikes have also appeared in four Super Bowl in the team’s first 16 years. In fact, the Vikings boast one of the highest winning percentages in the entir.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: New Study Targets Helicopter Parents

There was a new study just published this past week by the American Psychological Association, and in short, the study confirms what many of us have assumed for a long time: That helicopter parents actually get in the way of their kid’s emotional and social development. Now, I don’t think this w.... More »
A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion.
In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec programs in NJ…

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