Drinking On A Schedule Not The Same As Encouraging Young Athletes To Over-Drink, Experts Say + MORE

Drinking On A Schedule Not The Same As Encouraging Young Athletes To Over-Drink, Experts Say + MORE

DADS AS SPORTS PARENTS: Everything I Learned About Youth Sports I Learned from My Father

My Dad —  Hall of Fame Sportscaster Bob Wolff – passed away two weeks ago at the age of 96. My father was one of those rare individuals who knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He loved sports, and he loved talking about them on the air. And he not only had the good fortune .... 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 »

3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Almost 1 out of 3 children (ages 2-19) in the US is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.  That fact alone is a huge reason to encourage your kids to play sports.  Today’s guest post by nutritionist Cassandra Gold.... More »

Sports Parents, This is Your Biggest Choice as Your Child Plays Sports

Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »

Why Praise is Not Always Good + MORE

In this culture of positivity, we’ve gone a tad overboard with the importance of praise. Here’s why it needs to be balanced with some critiquing… Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t know how to .... More »
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A new article in the New York Times quotes Kevin Miller, an associate professor of athletic training at Central Michigan University and MomsTEAM contributor as saying that "’best advice’ about how to keep young athletes healthy during warm-weather practices ‘is common sense.’"  
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Dear Russell Wilson; Mid-morning yesterday I get a text from a former coach that simply states “Water that helps concussions…thanks Russell Wilson”. That led me immediately to the interwebs to find out what he was talking about and it took me about 3.576 seconds to get results. You were touting a product that supposedly helped with […]

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