HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Should Kids Be Penalized for Missing Games Due to Family Vacation? + MORE

HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Should Kids Be Penalized for Missing Games Due to Family Vacation? + MORE

12 Tips for Making a Recruiting Video for Your Athlete + MORE

If your child has aspirations to play in college, you may have already started making videos for schools. When my daughter was playing softball in high school, my husband began recording her as she played, and set out to make a video for college coaches. We sent it to several schools, and the poor r.... More »
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Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MORE

Why Do More Girls Drop Out of Sports Than Boys? We already knew that by the time they are 13, seventy-five percent of kids drop out of sports, mostly because they’re not having fun anymore. But research shows that girls drop out of sports at rates six times higher than boys. We spoke recently with.... More »

Sourcing: A primer on Bleacher Report’s standards for second-hand info + MORE

Sourcing is an important facet of writing for Bleacher Report. Like most media outlets today, B/R relies heavily on secondhand information, so it’s vital that we attribute our sources properly to give credit where it’s due. The Attribution Guidelines are a handy reference point, but here.... More »
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8 Steps to Seamless Youth Sports Fundraising + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. It’s back-to-school time! And one of the first orders of business for sports teams wi.... More »

Arkansas Looks Into Hit Limits + MORE

Over two years ago I sent an open letter and proposals to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) regarding hit limits in football.  Some took this as a “candy ass” approach and one that was not needed.  I disagreed with that assessment, in fact, I felt that what I wrote at the tim.... More »
Here’s a knotty problem that has been around for some time at the HS varsity level…and yet nobody seems to have found a really workable solution for it.
I’m talking about school breaks at Easter/Passover and over Christmas/New Year’s. Most varsity sports programs last about 10 weeks…

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 HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Should Kids Be Penalized for Missing Games Due to Family Vacation? + MORE
We recently caught up with one of the top CoachUp basketball coaches in the Chicago area, Coach Paris D.
Why did you decide to become a private coach?
I decided to become a private coach because you can hone all of your attention in on a client and provide the best quality. That’s not to say that you can’t provide great training to a team, but when you’re working one on one, you see better results…

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