Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: Is the Selling of Naming Rights Okay?

This column has to do with the selling of naming rights to ballparks, athletic facilities, and so on. Now, we all know that at the professional league, it’s become pretty standard fare for enterprising corporations to put up a lot of money to have their firm’s name branded on a  ballpark. Hence.... More »
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An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

I have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include: There must be dozens more associations like this here in.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Practical Advice from a Sports Dad Who’s in the Trenches + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Today, I’m taking a break from talking with coaches and expertst to chat with a sports dad who’s in the trenches of youth sports, where probably most of you are. Kevin Duy of Sports Dad Hub is a proud Sports Dad from St. Louis, Missou.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why are Fewer Kids Playing Baseball and Softball?

At a sports parenting event this past week in Norwalk, CT, several of the attendees mentioned that in recent years, there’s been a definite downward trend in terms of kids coming out for baseball and softball, especially at the youth levels. That got me thinking, because certainly the populari.... More »
Athletic competition is healthy for children. Ken Miyamoto writes, “Children learn more from their ‘failures,’ losses, and shortcomings than they ever will from success.” It is important to remember youth sports aren’t all about winning. They give youth an avenue to grow and learn, work hard and build confidence…

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It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports! 
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ICYMI, on Wednesday Outside the Lines had a feature on the girls football league and the larger issue of concussions in football. The aired show was very good and good discussion was had by all that included Doug Casa, Jane McManus and one time TCB contributor Matt Chaney. Below is the video of the OTL Extra […]

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