COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE
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Women and Fantasy Football Leagues + MORE

Women and fantasy football may seem like an unlikely pairing to some, but here’s my story. For as long as I can remember, football has run through my veins. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit when Barry Sanders was in his prime. I have fond memories of my parents taking me to NFL […] The p.... More »

Pitcher Puts Celebration On Hold To Console Friend

Watching high school sportsmanship on display can make nearly anyone a sports fan. There is a reason why fans are mesmerized by the world of sports. What makes sports so enchanting and so absorbing is not just the wins and losses, but also the how players play the game. That was on vivid display at .... More »
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Green Spaces as Habitats for Kids, Families, and Mobile Devices

Do you have green spaces within walking, driving, or public transport distance from your home? If you’re looking for positive ways to feel connected as a family, it’s time to get yourselves and your kids outdoors—into green spaces, parks, beaches, forests, backyards, and neighborhoods! The lat.... More »
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The Game When My Son Struck out 3 Times, and What I Learned + MORE

There are moments in a sports parent’s life that are embedded in your heart and memory so deeply that they will always move you when you think of them. One of those moments for me was when my 4th-grade son–who is now 28–struck out three times in a playoff little league game. As the.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: HOW BASEBALL IS CHANGING – AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY

The summer heat has finally arrived. And when it’s this hot, I think about the National Pastime. That’s because I recall how much fun and enjoyment I had playing baseball as a kid in the youth leagues, HS, in college, and in the pro’s.And also when I coached college ball. Problem is….... More »
 Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2)
By Doug Abrams
Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as head coach, wrote and sent during pre-season practice sessions to the parents on our 9-10-year-old Squirt hockey team a few years ago…

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I think every parent would say YES to that! We want our kids to be champions in their efforts. That’s why I’m very excited to share with you a new video series called Parent of Champions produced ChampionsID.com and JBM Thinks Sportsparenting. The goal of these short 2-3 minute videos is to help busy and often overwhelmed…

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