Maybe January 1 has loomed as nothing more than the continuation of the difficulties from the previous year. Maybe it’s simply hard to believe that anything could ever be any different than the inevitable “way things are”. Maybe you’re used to letting circumstances sha.... More »
Sports parents, do you have questions about…..? Nutrition Safety Mental Toughness Coaches Playing Time Your Child’s College Dream Time-saving Tips for Busy Sports Parents Setting Goals Communication Travel Teams In my 10-part ALL STAR Podcasting Series, I’ve addressed every single one.... More »
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Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology.
Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years.
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These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t d.... More »
Very few sports parents that I’ve ever met like youth sports fundraising. And yet, it has become more and more necessary as the cost of youth sports continues to rise and parents feel the pinch. There’s registration fees, equipment, tournaments, travel, training camps, and coaching. Parents of higher-level junior athletes can literally spend thousands just so their child can play…
It has been a truly busy season – in regards to injuries – where I perform my “day job”. I was going over some records that I keep and this season has been the busiest in my 15 years. In fact, when discussing with peers they too have had a high volume of injuries in […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: An Orioles fan, Dan Schepleng, went to game 2 of the AL Championship series between the Orioles and Royals at Camden Yards. Dan, a.k.a. “4tenpro” on Reddit, posted a short inspirational sports story on Reddit about an interaction he saw during Royals’ batting practice between Royals players and Oriole fans…
Elvis Presley was once asked to describe his life in one word. His answer? “Alone.” How can a man seen by hundreds of thousands on stage and listened to by millions feel so lonely? He made the mistake many of us make by not surrounding himself with “go-to” guys who had his best interest in mind and shot straight with him…
So they call you Coach, huh? Have you ever stopped to consider what that means? You have taken on one of the most beautiful, powerful, and influential positions a person can ever have. Some people may call it a job, and others a profession, but in reality, being a great coach is not that at [...]
It’s hard to keep pace with the changes in media: New tools and platforms are coming online every day, and users’ habits are changing with the technology.
But if you don’t want the business to leave you in the dust, you have to do your best. One good resource is the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab, a weekly video series produced by the University of Missouri School of Journalism that provides an update on innovation in journalism…