Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MORE

Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MORE

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This post is a continuation of the ongoing in the wild review of the Vector Mouthguard System. You can see the previous posts about what I have experienced to this point by clicking on the hot links. As always if you have questions please comment, email or tweet I will do my best to answer. [….... More »
 Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MORE

For Bleacher Report Featured Columnists, there is no offseason + MORE

With sports consumers seeking out content that isn’t as universally available as it is during the regular and postseasons, the down periods are prime spans to build followings for Featured Columnists. When pro and collegiate leagues are in the beef of their schedules, the competition is heavy for .... More »

TITLE IX ISSUES: Should Boys Be Allowed to Play on Girls’ HS Teams?

This is a topic we’ve covered before, and not surprisingly, it keeps popping up in the news. It’s worth reviewing again. I picked up my local newspaper the other day and I was reading about a sport with which I admittedly have little expertise in….HS field hockey. I’m reading about h.... More »

WOC #22 John Kessel, USA Volleyball, Lines Teach You How, but the Game Teaches You Why

Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching we still practice the way we did when we were kids. John Kessel .... More »
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How to Help Athletes Get More Playing Time…

A common complaint from sports parents: The coach doesn’t give my child enough playing time, and it hurts her confidence. When a coach doesn’t give a child a lot of playing time, it can really hurt her view of her abilities and skills. And that, in turn, can undermine her performance. If a coach.... 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…

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flag football tournament 1391570553 1450733780 Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MOREYou’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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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