Enjoy the Moment and Don’t Blink + MORE

Enjoy the Moment and Don’t Blink + MORE

DISCIPLINE ISSUES: An Ongoing Issue for Parents, Coaches, and Kids + MORE

This is a topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all that much these days. And yet, it’s an issue that continues to be a real concern for coaches, athletic directors, parents, and of course the athletes. I’m talking about the art of disciplining athletes, especially HS and travel team ath.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Youth Sports and Divorce

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Brian Brunkow of Zero Offseason. Brian Brunkow is a San Diego-based lawyer, Glazier Head Coach Academy speaker, and the author of Zero Offseason, a guidebook on divorce & sports parenting. With a background i.... More »

Why Athletic Talent isn’t Enough + MORE

Your child may be an amazing athlete, but athletic talent is not enough for them to achieve their goals. In a study that is rather long and tedious, author Daniel Chambliss addresses The Mundanity of Excellence as it relates to Olympic swimmers. His conclusions go against the grain of what we see a .... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »
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Seeing Is… Starting… To Believe (Video Link) + MORE

With one day of the Vector Mouthguards in the book – a lightning shortened one – and a warp speed implementation it was time to get this puppy up and running. The players had not lost a mouthguard overnight, which is quite amazing because they always seem to lose their other ones, and al.... More »
Another high-profile plagiarism case is in the media news this week. Our Bad Media, in a post credited only to the Twitter handles @blippoblappo and @crushingbort, accused foreign policy expert Fareed Zakaria of 12 instances of plagiarism committed before August 2012.
That date is when Zakaria was caught plagiarizing a Jill Lepore article in the New Yorker for his column in Time and a post at CNN…

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Six months ago my son was complaining about persistent back pain. He ended up being diagnosed with two small fractures in his lower back at the L-3 vertabrae. The pain and startling realization finally set in that his spring and summer sports activities would not happen. I remember standing in a hospital hallway feeling like a riptide had swept over me…

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#tbt Mouth Guard BS Research!

– theconcussionblog.com

This was originally posted in May, not a long throwback, but since football started I have been hit up with this question a lot.  So here is the “truth” about this research.  I love the effort and attempt to find a reason; however when you have a critical and FUNDAMENTAL flaws then present it in a way […]

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It was a beautiful morning as I walked into the office after the weekend. I was relieved, but also deeply concerned. After a scare in my wife’s pregnancy, the doctors put her on bed rest for several months. She couldn’t work and our income was cut in half. “How are we going to make it?” I thought to myself…

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Don’t Blink

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It may seem like days pass slowly, but years somehow seem to fly by faster than a speeding bullet. That being said, it’s important to pay attention to the present moment and enjoy each day as it comes. Because, before long, those days will turn to years long gone. We love this song from Kenny Chesney and think you will too…

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nfl flag football tournament 1408704987 1195354155 Enjoy the Moment and Don’t Blink + MOREParents, what’s the best way to prepare your kids for the new season in sports?
It’s not about asking your kids to go out and practice every day. It’s not about lecturing your kids about the value of hard work and practice.
It’s all about finding ways to boost their happiness and confidence in sports…
If you do this, your kids will hang in there for the long haul and enjoy the many emotional, social and physical benefits of playing youth sports

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