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 »
Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »
Today’s topic is one of those sports parenting issues that I can see merits from both sides of the issue, and as such, I’m not going to take sides on this one.
But let me lay it out for you, and let’s see what you think. Here’s the story….
This has to do with sports parents who “volu.... More »
Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure
Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
Women and fantasy football may seem like an unlikely pairing to some, but here’s my story. For as long as I can remember, football has run through my veins. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit when Barry Sanders was in his prime. I have fond memories of my parents taking me to NFL […]
The p.... More »
Donating to Youth By Year’s End: The Potency of Private Giving
By Doug Abrams
On November 3, the Meriden (Conn.) Record-Journal ran a brief story about the 20th Hysterical Comedy show, which took place in Wallingford a few nights later. The twice-a-year event typically draws audiences of more than 400 people…
As you may know, I am an avid reader, especially when it comes to youth sports, psychology, coaching, leadership and sport science. I buy a lot of books, and I drive my wife crazy because our bookshelves are overflowing, yet still I purchase more. And every year, I like to compile a list of the [...]