How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MORE

How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MORE

10 Things Every Sports Parent Must Have

Dear Sports parent, let me start by saying this: I am not writing this post for any advertisers. I’m not using any affiliate links. This information is purely based on 21 years of sports parenting, on what I did have, and what I wished I had. Let me save you the agony of trying to...Read .... More »

Nieman Storyboard’s Annotation Tuesday! looks under the hood of great writing + MORE

I don’t know how I’ve missed this, but Niemanstoryboard.org has a feature called Annotation Tuesday! in which one writer interviews another about some recent or famous piece, and the questions and answers are interspersed throughout the story itself. It’s like the audio commentary.... More »

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

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 »

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Sophia and Elizabeth Glazer (Wellesley, Mass.) + MORE

The American Medical Association calls domestic violence a "public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions." Most victims are vulnerable women and children assaulted by male perpetrators. Most victims emerge physically battered or emotionally scarred. An alarming number end .... More »
youth football tournaments 1410461610 1724652400 How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MORELisa Cohn here to tell you all about the challenges I encountered before my son’s first soccer game.
Truth is, I was nervous for Michael. He’s six years old and this was the first sports game he had ever played. I wanted it to be a positive experience for him. I worried that if anything went wrong, he’d never want to return to soccer…

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Summary By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Verheijen is an outspoken critic of many soccer coaches and often places the blame for athletes’ injuries on what he believes is improper player management and training from the coaches
He believes many injuries are the result of overtraining, fatigue, or ramping training intensity too quickly
This is an extremely entertaining podcast, well worth listening, but does lack some evidence so take it with a grain of salt

We are often asked by injured athletes to try and pinpoint the cause of injuries…

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Have you ever sat and watched a young person texting? They will be sitting there, head down with an expressionless face, while what they are typing might be chock full of emotion or joy. That lack of expression is definitely a concern. They are being trained on how to interact by their phone and it carries over…

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flag football tournaments 1410461617 577244391 How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MOREIt is proven that kids who participate in sports get higher grades, have greater confidence and self-esteem, maintain strong peer relationships, have greater connections with their schools, have more academically
oriented friends, avoid risky behavior, and have greater involvement in volunteer work. They are physically and mentally well rounded thanks to their participation in a youth sports program…

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youth sports 1410461614 73376546 How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MOREWe have written extensively over the years about a wide range of issues, from building organizational trust and credibility to how leaders can prepare to interact with the media in an engaging, thoughtful and credible manner.One other area of significant interest for us remains the role of the coach in youth sports…

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I’m not sure why this CJR.org piece by Michael Driscoll frames the debate as internet vs. newspapers, but it’s a smart reaction to Facebook’s new policy on “clickbait” headlines.
The headline: “Keep calm and write a headline worth reading.”
Facebook announced recently that it would step up its efforts “to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see…

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