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

Coach Spotlight Series: Andre Speech on the CoachUp Premium Membership

We’ve got some new updates for you in this latest edition of the Coach Spotlight Series. This week’s Spotlight features basketball coach Andre Speech. Andre was one of the first CoachUp coaches to upgrade to the CoachUp Premium Membership. It’s been more than a week since we released .... More »

Proposed ASTM Standard For Women's Lacrosse Headgear: Why I Voted To Approve + MORE

Today, I did something I had never done before. As a member of ASTM International's subcommittee on standards for headgear and helmets, I had the privilege of voting on a proposed helmet standard, in this case a new standard developed for headgear in women's lacrosse. (F08.53). read more.... More »

Can a Woman play in the NFL?

There can be no saying whether the founders of the National Football League ever thought of women playing in the league. Since its inception, the NFL has been an all-men’s affair on the player’s side. That could change in the near future. Becca Longo of Arizona is the first female to have re.... More »

10 Tips for Teaching Excellence to Your Kids + MORE

  One of your most important tasks as a parent is to teach your children skills that will help them excel in life. According to Vicki Caruana’s book, Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge, parents play an integral part in determining if their children will succeed—not only in school,.... More »

TRENDS: What Will The Next Generation of Sports Parents Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what kinds of sports parents our children will become when they reach their 20’s and 30’s? In effect, what the next Generation of Sports Parents will be like? Will they become even more super-competitive than we are? Will they try to start their kids (our grandchil.... 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


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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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youth football tournaments 1398296632 33433508 How to be smart about science stories: It works for sports stat pieces too + MORESan Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich is typically not an easy, in-game interview – or post game interview for that matter.  TNT’s NBA sideline reporter, Craig Sager has been on the receiving end of many short responses from Coach Pop.
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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