As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you
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What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »
How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes
A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big.
The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... 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 »
Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »
Today is Good Friday. People around the world will stop to remember this day. There will be church services and, in some places, offices and schools will be closed. Why? What is Good Friday? What is Easter? Those are questions your kids may come to you and ask.
They can be difficult questions to answer…
You might not think a college newspaper and Bleacher Report have many similarities, but I’ve found quite a few. I’ve been writing for The Daily Orange at Syracuse University for my entire freshman year, and I’ve been a part of the Bleacher Report Advanced Program in Sports Media for three months…
Learning the fundamentals is the first and most important thing a young athlete can do. Fundamentals are something we learn first, and never stop practicing. The great players, as talented as they are, all work on the fundamentals on a regular basis. In some cases mastering the fundamentals is what separates great players from good players…
Today is Good Friday and people all around the world will stop to remember this day as we lead into Easter Sunday celebrations. Take a few minutes to watch this short video that helps explain the significance behind Good Friday and Easter. He is Risen!