Are you a crazy youth sports fan? Or do you actually enjoy watching your child play because you’ve learned how to let youth sports be youth sports? Today’s guest post by Scott Rosberg from Coachwithcharacter.com asks the question that every sports parent needs to answer: what kind of fa.... More »
High school basketball season began just before Thanksgiving and in early November, I received the email I’ve been waiting ten years for : “You have new games”, read the subject line--- and when I logged into the officials’ website— I received my first VARSITY assignments!! I could barel.... More »
Although competition is a healthy and necessary part of youth sports, there is one very important fact that many parents, players, and coaches seem to forget: it should stay on the field–or court, or pool or green, or mat.
Some people are competitive by nature–I get that, I live with fou.... More »
Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to .... More »
Perfectionism In Young Athletes
We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity.
This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »
We just read a great Huffington Post blog-actually, a rant–called “7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life,” about the importance of embracing failure and taking risks.
In youth sports, these traits are critical. And it’s true, young athletes won’t be amazing unless they understand how to take risks and embrace failure…
Dorothy Bedford is an avid follower and contributor to The Concussion Blog. She has offered up a book review – out of the blue and appreciated – for me to post here. I have not read the book and if I get the chance may offer up my two-cents but until then I think that […]
I don’t want to brag, but if Bleacher Report’s Winter Olympics coverage were a national team, it would be Canada’s hockey team. Maybe even curling.
If you’ve already lost your excitement for the Games, remind yourself with this video preview by BRtv and Jonathan Snowden‘s comprehensive, relatable, visual Ultimate Guide to Sochi 2014…
The Olympics showcase inspirational stories like no other event. Here are just 5 inspirational Olympic stories that caught our eyes at Sochi.
5.) Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna won a gold medal in the 15 kilometer cross country ski race at Sochi. After the grueling race, he waited 28 minutes to cheer on Roberto Carcelen of Peru, the last place finisher, at the finish line…
I’ve been fortunate that work has never required me to live apart from my family. If that had happened early in our marriage, I’m not sure we would have made it. But there are many couples whose circumstances have created a long-distance marriage.
Marriage can be challenging even when you see your wife every single day, so I can only imagine what it would be like not seeing each other for days, or weeks at a time…