Rocky Pasquale has a most unusual job – a job in which he has been most successful.
For the last 15 years, Rocky has been the head coach at the Keio Academy, a HS in Purchase, NY, which is attended by Japanese students. In Rocky’s tenure, the Unicorns have won five Sectional championship.... More »
One of the most successful sporting franchises across the globe the last few decades is the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. With five NBA titles since 1999, 22 overall division titles, having won at least 50 games for 18 consecutive seasons, and having missed the playoffs only 4 times in their history.... More »
Hello everyone, my name is Dustin Fink. I am an athletic trainer and I have created a blog about concussions… Wait, what? It has been a long time since I have gotten to this blogging thing, perhaps I needed to reintroduce myself. As devout readers – that you all are – you hav.... More »
By Hal Barnes
“So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
Of Rowing and the River
I came to rowing rather late in life. I’ve always been an eager participant in human powered travel. Cross country skii.... More »
Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”
Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loy.... More »
Mark Merrill, the president of Family First and All Pro Dad, is launching a podcast! He’s been the voice of the Family Minute for over twenty years (a 60 second radio feature played on over 300 stations around the nation). Mark felt it was time to dive deeper into topics that can’t be covered in a minute…
You’ve probably heard coaches and athletes say that sports is much more of a mental game than physical. The mental game includes the ability to focus, move past mistakes, and persist through adversity.
After raising three kids who played sports through college, I’d add that the mental game also includes “head games” played by coaches or teammates…
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Much has been written about the trend towards earlier and earlier recruitment of young athletes for college sports programs. This trend is especially pronounced on the girls’/women’s side of the equation, with recruitment for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey beginning in the 7th grade resulting in formal offers and required commitments in 8th grade…
So you want to be a sportswriter. You might want to read two interesting takes on the sportswriting life, one of which almost has the first sentence of this post as its headline.
First, longtime New York Times scribe Gerald Eskenazi’s “Pity the sportswriter” in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that “being a sportswriter is one of the hardest—if not the trickiest—jobs in journalism…
Those of us who have been through the youth sports “system” over the years (close to 30 years as a sports “parent” in my case) know one thing: whether your child loves—or hates—the experience will have a lot to do with the coach.There’s no question that we, as parents, also contribute significantly to either the joy or misery that our kids will experience in youth sports…