As the words in Ecclesiastes 3 say, “There is a time for everything,” and that is especially true for sports parents. There IS a time to butt in….
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Below is an excerpt from a dissertation from Don Brady, PhD, PsyD, NCSP wrote ten years ago. Although the year of publishing might seem aged, there are pertinent and salient points to behold in this. Without further ado… TBI and Postconcussion: Many Years of Controversy Vague and incon.... More »
The cost of youth sports continues to increase with the goals parents are setting for their young athletes and as competition gets more heated. Loftier goals + stiffer competition=more money spent. The question you as a sports parent must ask yourself is this: how much is too much? I’ve read .... More »
Have you ever wondered what kinds of sports parents our children will become when they reach their 20’s and 30’s? In effect, what the next Generation of Sports Parents will be like?
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Eckerd College sophomore Kara Oberer knew she needed to do something at the plate in the 7th inning. Her team was down 1-2 against Florida Southern College. With two runners on base, she swung and connected. The result: a home run!
Only there was a significant problem. Oberer’s knee locked on the swing and she was in intense pain…
My wife is the planner in the family. I am spontaneous. Before I met her, I took a trip to Las Vegas and had an extra day alone. I took the opportunity to cross something off of my bucket list: Drive through the desert in a convertible. Without any planning or even directions I drove to Los Angeles…
One of the saddest things I had to do as a Director of Coaching for numerous soccer clubs was conduct exit interviews, meetings with players whom had decided to leave the club. Children quit sports for a litany of reasons, and my job was always to see what we could learn, so we could improve [...]
From January to June 2013, I wrote for Bleacher Report while doing a full-time data analytics internship with the company.
Many of my analytics projects involved tracking the numbers of the company’s social media initiatives or helping editors decide what stories and angles to assign. I found myself in the interesting position of finding the more compelling stories and later writing them myself…