The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report, is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League. Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field. Each week we will bring .... More »
How to Handle Bullying in Youth Sports
Parents, it’s easy to assume that bullying won’t strike your sports kids.
Truth is, bullying is rampant in youth sports today.
Kids bully each other and even coaches bully kids… Even parents bully each other!
The weaker players are not always the tar.... More »
What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset?
Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals…
Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog.
So how d.... More »
This morning’s radio show on WFAN marked the 18th anniversary of the Sports Edge being on the air. And I want to thank you all for your tremendous support, and great and smart comments and questions over the years.
We may be the only major radio show in the nation that focuses exclusively on.... More »
Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme.... More »
Women as Boys’ Youth League Coaches
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, the champion San Antonio Spurs hired former WNBA point guard Becky Hammon as the National Basketball Association’s first female full-time assistant coach. The announcement led the New York Times to run a thoughtful article about women who have coached some of the world’s greatest male swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Anthony Ervin and Ian Thorpe…
Dog bites man: Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark has some more good writing advice.
Try this exercise: Go back and find a story you wrote three months or three years ago. The older the piece, the “colder” it will feel to you, enabling you to read it more objectively. Ask yourself these questions: What pleases me? What would I now change? How would I describe the voice of this writer? What important lessons about writing have I learned since?
That’s a spoiler…