How to be smart about science stories: It works for sports stat pieces too + MORE

How to be smart about science stories: It works for sports stat pieces too + MORE

Top 3 Reasons Sports Parents Get Discouraged and How To Fight It + MORE

No one warns you when you sign up your child for his first season of sports that it’s not going to be all fun and games. Oh, it probably starts out that way. But something happens as kids get older and the competition gets stiffer; the light hearted fun gets forgotten as many parents get discourag.... More »
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Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!         Related StoriesHow to Make This the Best Year of Y.... More »
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3 Myths that are Destroying the Youth Sports Experience for our Kids + MORE

Every year, I travel throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, and give well over 100 presentations to parents and coaches. I speak to tens of thousands of people about youth sports, coaching, and athlete development. Every time I do a live event, I get asked the following question: “If you are .... More »
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Middle School: When Coming-of-Age Stories Begin + MORE

Middle school is often linked to that awkward stage of development when young people start to question their confidence and abilities. This occurs as they gain awareness of the world around them and as they compare themselves to friends and classmates. Middle school is also a time of accelerated lea.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: How do You Cuts Kids from Teams During Tryouts? + MORE

I want to talk about the age-old concern about getting cut from a team. I want you to consider this potentially life-changing event from the vantage point of the coach, from that of the athlete, and from the perspective of the parent as well. As long as there has been competitive sports and teams, t.... More »
Hat tip to B/R Lead Writers Editor Jake Leonard for pointing out this Vox piece headlined “15 ways to tell if that science news story is hogwash.”
As Jake points out, the wisdom in that piece, which is a guide to spotting the flaws in news reports about scientific studies, could be used when reading—and writing—sports stories based on statistics…

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Building Confidence in Kids Who Try New Sports

– youthsportspsychology.com

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As a mom who played three sports, I’m very eager for my youngest, 5-year-old Michael, to play sports.
But I signed him up for a soccer team and was quickly disappointed.
He liked going to soccer practice, but only because he wanted to romp on the playground next to the field…

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Sager, noted for his flashy sport coats, is being treated for leukemia, and as such, has missed the playoff telecasts this year…

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Pete Nelson of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters says, “Tree houses are the ultimate return to nature.” What better way to get our kids off the video games, faces out of the gadgets, and eyes open to nature, than to build them a tree house? We often advise that creating positive memories is one of the primary focus points of parenting…

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