Have you ever wondered what kinds of sports parents our children will become when they reach their 20’s and 30’s? In effect, what the next Generation of Sports Parents will be like?
Will they become even more super-competitive than we are? Will they try to start their kids (our grandchil.... More »
Well, if it’s HS football season… then unfortunately, it’s also hazing season.
That’s not to say that hazing doesn’t occur in all sports…it certainly does. But that being said, hazing seems to be an unwanted annual tradition when it comes to HS football — and especially during Au.... More »
Parents want their young athletes to feel good, eat well, and perform their best. But that’s not always easy to accomplish when you’re dealing with hungry, growing bodies, different food preferences, and food temptations around every corner.
I’ve heard a variety of food complaints from .... More »
What would your team look like if you let them shape and drive the culture, and if you loved them first as people before you ever tried to be coach? Would they be more like the bad news bears instead of Barcelona? If you said the bad news bears, you are dead wrong. In this
The post WOC #24 Tom Bates.... More »
Many athletes like to pride themselves on being “tough” and pushing themselves to the limits. They are hyper-focused on their goals and apply all their energy towards the big game, race, or performance coming up in the near future or the end of the season. They wake up early to work out, put i.... More »
During the Great Depression and World War II, the mayor of New York was Fiorello Enrico La Guardia. He was a magnanimous leader packed into a five foot body. La Guardia was tightly connected to all of the workings of the city. It was common for him to go along on police raids, accompany fire departments when the alarm sounded and sit as magistrate in the courtroom…
The USMNT wasn’t meant to get that far. The Group of Death, they called it when the groups were drawn back in December. Hardcore fans of soccer who watched the drawing live groaned when they saw the US was in the same group as Ghana (knocked the US out of the last two World Cups), Portugal (ranked 4th in FIFA World Ranking), and Germany (ranked 2nd)…
With athletes aspiring to compete at higher levels in sports each year, the summertime off-season becomes an important training period. Athletes of all ages have many options for off-season training that will take their game to another level. Unfortunately, with so many options, making summer plans can become hectic, making you feel overwhelmed and frustrated…
What follows below are recommendations that have been on this blog for many years. I came up with them when it started in 2010 and not much has happened to change what was written. In fact, more and more these ideas have been accepted, showing that it was ahead of its time in 2010. AS […]
High-calorie snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages dominate the concession stand menus at youth baseball games, finds a new observational study, contributing to unhealthy dietary habits of children and families. (Irby, 2014).
My family is wrapping up one of the busiest seasons we’ve had. The summer time should be a time to unwind and relax, but for us, I have to admit, it has been a grind. And most of it has been self-induced. It’s probably the challenge that plagues most sports loving families. Multiple kids playing multiple sports…