LEGAL CONCERNS: Allowing Retired Coaches to Continue on the Job – Common Sense Wins the Day + MORE

LEGAL CONCERNS: Allowing Retired Coaches to Continue on the Job – Common Sense Wins the Day + MORE

Getting Recruited: What College Coaches Want You to Know About Your Child and College Sports + MORE

This post on Getting Recruited is Part 6 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication.    For many young athl.... More »

Weekend Fun: The World Cup Drill

Now, this isn’t technically a drill as it’s often a reward for finishing a tough practice or winning an equally difficult fixture on the schedule. However, we love the World Cup Drill so we’re going to highlight it all the same for this edition of Weekend Fun! The games and drills .... More »

5 Ways to Be Remembered as a Good Father

  I was driving back home when I received the news I had been dreading. A year and a half prior, my close friend Mike called me to tell me he had cancer. Now I received the message that he was gone, leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. A day after I received the news, I fle.... More »

ESPN Audio boss says something that explains everything: The listener is in charge

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated interviewed Traug Keller, who leads ESPN Audio, for, as the headline puts it, “An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio.” It’s a good interview, with Keller talking about ESPN’s top radio personalities, what the .... More »

8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to Know + MORE

This post is sponsored by Xeros Gear, creator of a bag that fights sports equipment odor. Learn more about their first bag, designed specifically for shin guards. Soccer was one of the several sports that my three kids all played at a young age. And even though my husband also played at a small co.... More »
Sensible New Jersey Law Permits Retired Coaches to Continue Coaching
By Doug Abrams
 
On July 30, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that, effective immediately, permits interscholastic teacher-coaches to continue coaching without interruption when they retire as teachers. For continuing to accept their coaching stipends, the coaches would not lose benefits that they have otherwise earned under the state’s teacher retirement pension system…

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Question: What should I eat before I exercise or play sports?

Answer: This is a question athletes of all ages and abilities most commonly ask when I’m presenting a sports nutrition workshop. While most people expect a simple response, such as "Eat a banana" or "Have a slice of toast," the answer is actually complex and depends on many factors…

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