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 »
Communicating With Other Sports Parents
A parent asks, “How do you talk to other parents about being good sports parents?”
This is a good question.
Too often, well-meaning sports parents are too loud on the sidelines, argue with the refs and coaches, and overall, set bad examples for their chil.... More »
It's Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past seventeen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother's Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year's list will look .... More »
There’s been a lot of discussion in the youth sports world about whether parents and coaches are coddling athletes. So I thought you’d be interested in this post I just published on the Huffington Post Parent Blog yesterday: 10 Signs You are Coddling Your Young Athlete After you’ve.... More »
When sports kids don’t get enough playing time, it can really hurt their confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.
They feel as if the coaches don’t value them. They worry that they’re doing everything wrong.
As sports parents, you can help your young athletes when they feel this way.
First of.... More »
If you are
involved in a private youth sports program which plays on publicly-owned
fields, diamonds, rinks, or courts, or are in local government, you have
probably been hearing a lot lately about what is being dubbed the "power
of the permit": the authority municipalities and towns around the country
are using to condition use of their athletic facilities by private programs on
compliance with state concussion safety laws from which they would otherwise be
exempt, or, in an increasing number of instances, to fill gaps in their state’s
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