The Olympic Games are by far my favorite event every four years!! I watch more TV and sports coverage online in those two weeks than I do during the four years in between the games.
I have LOVED all of the pre-games commercials, but my favorites have to be “Salute” and “That’.... More »
By Hal Barnes
“So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
Of Rowing and the River
I came to rowing rather late in life. I’ve always been an eager participant in human powered travel. Cross country skii.... More »
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 »
It is time to retire the red pencil?
How many of us have been guilty of subscribing to “red pencil mentality?” You know, when we focus on the homework mistakes rather than on what’s correct? Probably most of us; because it’s human nature. However, focusing on our kids’ mistakes or t.... More »
When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »
No matter what happens with your child coach, no matter what happens in the game or in practice, your child can be victorious. Here’s how my daughter had victory, and how your child can too! Help Your High School Athlete Have Victory and Experience Success in High School Sports!
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Declining Youth Sports Participation in Sweden: Lessons for Parents in the United States
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, Radio Sweden aired a provocative four-minute piece, entitled “Kids Leaving Youth Sports in Sweden.” The story reported that the familiar threesome — increased competition, overly involved parents, and costs — are “forcing more and more children out of youth sports teams…