I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today.
Yes, of course, issues.... More »
In an ideal season, parents and coaches work together; sports parents feel supported by the coach and the coach feels supported by the parents. Everyone–players, coaches and parents–benefit from a unified effort. However, we know that a parent-coach partnership can sometimes be a myth an.... More »
Do you have a soccer player in the house? If your answer is YES, then you won’t want to miss this free online soccer summit hosted by scholarshipsforsoccer.com. If you’re answer is NO, then you may still want to listen in on some of the summit sessions because they actually can apply to.... More »
What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »
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 »
The Sport for Life Society is calling on experts, researchers and practitioners from across the sport, recreation, health, education and public sectors to present their work at the 2017 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. By bringing these leaders together to share their innovations, Sport for Life aims to enhance the quality of sport and physical literacy in Canada…
Tonight, the NBA Draft descends upon the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in what looks to be the wildest version in many years. While the top two selections are no longer in question, Ben Simmons to Philadelphia and Brandon Ingram to Los Angeles, picks 3-30 should be a crazy ride. From trades to sleepers and beyond, […]
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Many adults complain that the younger generation is full of entitled kids, teens, and even millennials, and that a spoiled athlete is hard to stomach. I am not writing to debate that issue. In fact, I’m advocating something that may cause some of you to do a doubletake, and that is this very simple fact: it’s…