Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MORE

Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MORE

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Parents, Athletes Need to Do Their Homework

If there is one topic that sports parents (and their athletes) are desperate to always find out more information, it’s the increasingly complex world of college recruiting. Now, the irony is that even though you would assume that the recruiting process would become easier over the last 20 year.... More »
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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many gr.... More »

Head Games: Time Management, Priorities and Feeling Overwhelmed + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed.   My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... More »
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The Shortest Workout Part 2: Blood Flow Restriction Exercise + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves use of KAATSU bands or pressure cuffs to temporarily restrict blood flow during resistance exercises This type of tra.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: The Magic – and Power – of Email from Coaches

Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part One) By Doug Abrams  Community youth sports programs and their coaches increasingly seek to maintain open lines of communication with parents before, during, and sometimes even after the season. The term “transparency” is in vogue in p.... More »

It’s Buzzer Beater Season


An important buzzer beater is one of the biggest moments in sports. Like the walk-off homer or the overtime goal in hockey, folks remember these moments. Here’s the story of an important buzzer beater. Central Christian Academy hit a full-court, buzzer beater for the win over Arlington High School to advance in section…

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Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys


flag football tournaments 1488424528 1229949322 Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MOREWhy Do More Girls Drop Out of Sports Than Boys?
We already knew that by the time they are 13, seventy-five percent of kids drop out of sports, mostly because they’re not having fun anymore.
But research shows that girls drop out of sports at rates six times higher than boys.
We spoke recently with Samantha Salvia, a youth coach who leads Positive Coaching Alliance workshops for coaches, athletes and parents in San Francisco and Benjamin Dudley, executive director of the Portland chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance, to better understand this alarming trend…

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