GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: Always a Difficult Moment for Athlete, Coach, and Parent + MORE

GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: Always a Difficult Moment for Athlete, Coach, and Parent + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why Running Track is Good for Your Child in So Many Ways

In what has become something of a tradition on NYC Marathon Sunday, I like to spend an hour talking on the air with long-time running coach, Joel Pasternack who is based in northern New Jersey. Joel is a veteran of many marathons, having competed and done very well in his races back in the day. I li.... More »

Dr. V writer Caleb Hannan talks about the mistakes he, Grantland made + MORE

Caleb Hannan, who wrote the controversial Grantland story Dr. V’s Magical Putter in January 2014, has spoken about it for the first time. His big takeaway: He should have stopped and thought about what he was doing. That sounds obvious, and it might even sound like I’m being sarcastic by.... More »
youth football tournaments 1412821677 1016471361 GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: Always a Difficult Moment for Athlete, Coach, and Parent + MORE

The Pressure at Work is Overwhelming + MORE

The email hits your inbox and fills you with dread. The results shown on the attached spreadsheet are not surprising, but still tough to view. Your sales numbers are low for the third quarter in a row. Seeing your name at the bottom of the sales team is unsettling. The work ethic, activity, and best.... More »

To Play Or Not To Play Youth Sports: That Is The Question + MORE

For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... More »

Myth-busting: 11 College Recruiting Myths that Might Hinder Your Child’s Chances of Playing Sports in College

Perhaps it’s early for many of your to be thinking about college recruiting, but I’m guessing that many of your young athletes go to bed at night with visions of college scholarships dancing in their heads. Perhaps they even imagine the D1 College Recruiter descending upon their house in.... More »

Start with 10 tips for better behavior


Sometimes, when tasks and schedules get overwhelming, it’s helpful to make a to-do list to make things feel more manageable and focused. If your children’s behavior problems have you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to do first, start with these 10 tips for better behavior.
1. Invest in one-on-one time with kids daily…

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There are very few moments as potentially devastating in a young athlete’s life than trying out for a team and not making the final roster.
Of course, when kids are first introduced to youth sports, everybody who tries out for the team makes the team. That’s a given in pretty much every youth sport…

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