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

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

3 Quick & Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids Playing Sports

Thanks to Vincent Pugliese from Sports Photo School  for writing this post on some quick tips for taking great photos of your kids playing sports. I see the frustration at almost every one of my kids’ games. No, it’s not from the players. It’s from the parents. Being that I’.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Cope With Intense Coaches + MORE

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Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

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TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

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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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