HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Rob Nelson and the Big League Chew Story

HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Rob Nelson and the Big League Chew Story
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Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

  All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coachin.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: What To Do When Neither Team Tries to Win….

Game-Fixing and Youth Coaching Ethics By Doug Abrams Under the headline, “Two Youth Teams Apparently Fixed a Match At a Tournament,” Fox Soccer writer Alex Dowd described a U-18 girls game played on July 28 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. He reported that the two .... More »

Why “why?” is Way More Than Just An Annoying Question Your Child Asks to Drive You Crazy + MORE

Every child reaches the stage of why? somewhere around two or three years old.  And I regret to inform you that it really never goes away. Teenagers ask why? for different reasons, perhaps, but with the same annoying intensity. You may try to ignore the whys by changing the subject (when they are.... More »

5 Family Financial Priorities + MORE

  According to a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, the top financial priority of American families is to simply get caught up on the bills. This is complicated by a record number of Americans completely out of the work force and not actively seeking employment. The new jobs being crea.... More »
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Top Mistakes Parents Make Before a Game

What Parents Shouldn’t Do Before a Game Parents, to boost your kids’ confidence and help them focus prior to games, it’s critical to know what to do and say before a game. It may not be obvious how to act and what to say. Let’s start with some basic ideas for your pregame behavior: .... More »
Every so often I hear a story that is so remarkable that I feel obliged to share it. And in this case, Rob Nelson – aka “Nellie” – happens to be an old teammate of mine from the college summer leagues.
In short, Nellie was a soft-tossing left-handed pitcher out of Cornell who, despite his distinct lack of velocity, was good enough to go 6-2 in his senior year at Cornell, good enough to be named to the All-Ivy team…

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