Daydreaming: Mindless or Meaningful? + MORE

Daydreaming: Mindless or Meaningful? + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »

New Softball Mom Planner Gets You Organized

The new Softball Mom Planner provides 8 customizable forms for you to stay on top of all the goings on for the season. Things can get hectic with traveling sports, but this tool will keep you organized. The 8 forms are a perfect tool for any parent or coach. You’ll get a pre-season checklist, .... More »

5 Unique Gifts for Coaches This Holiday

Finding just the right gift for coaches is always a challenge. As a coach’s wife for 29 years, I think I saw just about every gift possible for a coach. But I decided to do a little digging and come up with some creative ideas. Here are 5 unique gifts for coaches (and volunteers) that...Read&#.... More »
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SmartTeams™ Website Offers Innovative Way to Increase Athletes’ Concussion Reporting + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concord, MA.  September 13, 2016.  Just in time for the fall sports season, MomsTEAM Institute, a leading child protection in sports education and advocacy non-profit, has launched a new website designed to improve concussion safety by showing how the immediate reporting .... More »
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + 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 »
I’ve started a new video series for Bleacher Report’s Advanced Program in Sports Media. It’s called “How I Got the Story,” and it’s as simple as that: A writer telling me how they went about creating a story or a series of stories, from idea through reporting and writing…

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If you’ve been following Julian Edelman’s rehab and recovery from the broken foot that has kept him out since November 16th, you’re likely excited that he’ll be back on Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only is Julian one of the New England Patriots’ greatest offensive weapons, but he’s one of CoachUp’s own…

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flag football tournaments 1452843247 1996183993 Daydreaming: Mindless or Meaningful? + MOREAs a child, daydreaming was one of my favorite activities. Or should I say, non-activities? I spent hours alone in my room with random thoughts wandering through my mind. I loved to think about patterns, people, and the mysteries of how things were connected. My parents believed I was doing homework…

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