Have You Given Up on Your 2014 Goals Already? + MORE

Have You Given Up on Your 2014 Goals Already? + MORE
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TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

 Sled Hockey:  “For Love of the Game” By Doug Abrams   Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was.... More »
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What to Do When Sports Kids Want to Quit + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Feel Less Pressure What should you do if your young athlete wants to quit sports? Seventy-five percent of young athletes quit sports by the age of 16. The reasons vary, but most often, the child is no longer having fun. As sports parents, what can you do? You need to remembe.... More »

The Power Play of Kids + MORE

  My wife and I had these beautiful plants in our living room. When my son was eighteen months old, he was drawn to them. Probably because we were new, uptight parents, we had stern rules that he was not to touch them. Every time he walked over to them, we consistently told him, “no.̶.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are HS Sports Programs Going to Fade Away Due to Travel Teams?

Today’s WFAN show focused on what happens next when HS athletic directors find it more and more difficult to hire qualified coaches. As discussed last week, there is such an exodus of talented coaches out of HS programs that school districts are really discovering that it’s a challenge t.... More »

6 Ways to Give Your Athletes the Gift of Independence

Happy Independence Day! We celebrate this day in remembrance of our country breaking free from the control of Britain. But as parents, we struggle with the whole independence thing in our kids because our desire to be involved in their lives often keeps us from giving them the space to become autono.... More »
Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series in which we ask students in the Advanced Program in Sports Media to write about the hardest assignment or toughest challenge they’ve taken on as a writer.
Part of what makes the Olympics so fun is the ability to play armchair expert for a few weeks every two years…

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The first quarter of 2014 is almost over. Wow! By now you are either well on your way to accomplishing everything you set out to do, or you’re coming up a little short. Hopefully the former, but the following info says probably not.
Research reported in Forbes suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals…

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In the thick of March Madness, college basketball players are playing multiple games a week. How do they maintain their energy? They need to fuel properly and stay hydrated. Kelsea Gusk takes a look at what kids can eat in order to prepare for their own tournaments.
It’s 7am on Saturday morning, and already you and your star athlete are at the gym for game one of five this weekend…

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