HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Kids Sports + Charitable Causes = Winning Tradition + MORE

HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Kids Sports + Charitable Causes = Winning Tradition + MORE
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How to Tell if a Coach isn’t Fit for the Job

There can be a wide range of coaches in youth sports. If your kids comes home from practices and games feeling discouraged, it may be time to take a look at their coach. Emily Cohen – a youth sports podcast host and blogger who is passionate about sportsmanship, injury prevention, and sidel.... More »

Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins on his fly-on-the-wall Warriors celebration piece + MORE

After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship last week in Cleveland, they celebrated, and Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated wrote about their party. His piece is a classic of what’s known as fly-on-the-wall reporting. Here’s his lede: CLEVELAND—The season of splash ended .... More »
 HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Kids Sports + Charitable Causes = Winning Tradition + MORE

Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

By Steve Chmielewski, DPT Physical Therapist at Athletico, Westchester, IL Key Points: This blog post first appeared in Sports Medicine Weekly, founded by our partner Dr. Brian Cole The author points out the need for proper balance training as part of off-ice preseason hockey preparation, to improv.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: Losing One’s Perspective During the Post-Game Handshake + MORE

When Coaches’ Misconduct Disrupts Post-Game Handshake Lines By Doug Abrams Late last month, the Omaha World-Herald reported that police ticketed a 52-year-old coach for suspected assault and battery on a 10-year-old opponent as the teams traded high-fives in the post-game handshake line after a fl.... More »

Head Games: When is Therapy Right for Your Athlete?

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... 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…

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The Best Books of 2014

– changingthegameproject.com

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 [...]

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