To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “Sports is 80% mental”, or maybe even that it’s 90% mental. I read from one sports psychologist that actually it’s 100% mental because thoughts influence actions and those ac.... More »
I admit I’m a little obsessed with the Marshawn Lynch story. I want Marshall McLuhan to write a book about the semiotics of Marshawn Lynch’s performance-art pieces, in which the Seattle Seahawks running back gives the same answer to reporters no matter what questions they ask him.
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Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »
How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety
By Doug Abrams
On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »
Parents, think twice before investing a lot of money into youth sports. While your intentions may be well-meaning, your efforts may backfire.
That’s the word from a new study about spending and youth sports. The author, Travis Dorsch, found that higher parental spending creates sports kids who.... More »
The ESPN “30 for 30″ short “Judging Jewell” is an absolute must-watch for anyone even remotely involved with media. If you do nothing else this week to further your career in sports media, sit down and spend 21 minutes with this devastating documentary.
You want to see the real-life consequences of simply failing to properly attribute facts and assertions? Watch the sad, infuriating story of Richard Jewell…
In our house, I am the planner and my wife is spontaneous. Can you relate? Let me give you a scenario. You plan to make a quick grocery store run for three specific things before the game starts. While at the store your phone buzzes. It is your wife…
She calls after you’ve already waited 15 minutes in the check-out line, made your purchases, and just walked out of the store…
In late October, the president of an upstate New York Little League baseball program wrote “10 Truly Frightening Aspects of Youth Sports,” a thoughtful op-ed article that appeared in a few regional newspapers. Aspect number eight was “the lack of female coaches” in youth leagues and high school programs…