Does More Spending On Kids’ Sports Cause More Pressure? + MORE

Does More Spending On Kids’ Sports Cause More Pressure? + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show. The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
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How To Interview And Choose The Right Coach

As the summer winds down and you’re preparing for fall, it’s critical to ensure your kids have a coach whose style and philosophy builds their confidence. Whether your young athletes are already on a team or will be with a coach for the first time, it’s important to consider how a coach affec.... More »
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Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup are likely responsible for a number of negative health issues, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome Create a lifet.... More »
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How to Tell if a Coach isn’t Fit for the Job

There can be a wide range of coaches in youth sports. If your kids comes home from practices and games feeling discouraged, it may be time to take a look at their coach. Emily Cohen – a youth sports podcast host and blogger who is passionate about sportsmanship, injury prevention, and sidel.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: When Too Much Really Does Become Too Much…. + MORE

New Poll Shows Continuing Parental Discontent About the “Youth Sports Arms Race”   By Doug Abrams   Many youth sports parents today are too young to remember much about the Arms Race that pitted the United States against the Soviet Union during the Cold War from 1945 until the Soviet state dis.... More »
flag football tournaments 1404423087 175233489 Does More Spending On Kids’ Sports Cause More Pressure? + MOREParents, think twice before investing a lot of money into youth sports. While your intentions may be well-meaning, your efforts may backfire.
That’s the word from a new study about spending and youth sports. The author, Travis Dorsch, found that higher parental spending creates sports kids who feel more pressured–and often don’t perform well…

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Unlike the USMNT’s 2010 World Cup exit in the Round of 16 against Ghana, this year’s tournament exit has left seeds of brightness and hope amongst the ruins of tattered hopes and shattered dreams of glory.
This World Cup team for USA had a progressive, very resolute coach in Jurgen Klinsmann, and a lot of young, promising, and diverse talent…

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The 2014 All-Star game is right around the corner and is set to be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15th. As in previous years, players are voted into the game by the fans of baseball. Today, July 3rd, marks the last day that you can cast your vote for the players who you think deserve the chance to go to Minneapolis…

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Mission Summer: Water Wars I

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I couldn’t have been more than three. My older sister doesn’t deny doing it; in fact she is still proud. Our mom and dad saw what was happening, but didn’t stop it. Instead, they filmed it so that we could laugh about it for the rest of our lives.
It was a hot summer day and I was curious about the hose that was filling the baby pool…

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Dr. Alan Goldberg spoke with Swimming World’s Tiffany Elias about his talks at the 2014 Central states coaching clinic in Chicago.

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youth sports 1404423117 30222998 Does More Spending On Kids’ Sports Cause More Pressure? + MOREWrigley Field is baseball’s Mecca. Wrigley Field is ivy-covered brick walls, Harry Caray singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and Ferris Bueller played hooky to attend an afternoon Cubbies game. Celebrating its 100th year birthday in 2014, the old ballpark outshines its host team.
Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th birthday
The Cubs’ sad post-season record hasn’t stopped the fans from coming to this cherished national treasure…

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