March Basic Training: Spend One-on-One Time with Your Kids + MORE

March Basic Training: Spend One-on-One Time with Your Kids + MORE
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »

Chiefs’ Eric Berry Tackled Cancer in All-Pro Style

After a star collegiate career at Tennessee, where he was a two-time All-American and recognized as the best defensive back in the country, Eric Berry joined the Kansas City Chiefs as the 5th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Berry led the team in interceptions his rookie year and was selected as .... More »

CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ + MORE

CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ While CoachUp is all about working while nobody is watching, we often like to take a step back and celebrate our success stories from time to time. This story is about a courageous young girl named Anna and her extraordinary journey towards present day, whe.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Cope With Intense Coaches + MORE

Parents: Help Sports Kids Let go of Mistakes In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Kay about what she can do when her son freezes because the coach is really intense. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at and click on contact us to su.... More »
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TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

 Sled Hockey:  “For Love of the Game” By Doug Abrams   Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was.... More »
By now you should be well on your way to becoming a better dad with the All Pro Dad Basic Training 2014!  In January you created the daily habit of huddling up with your kids, and in February you hit the books to study fatherhood. For those new to the All Pro Dad Basic Training, click here to catch up…

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A big feature article ran this week in The New York Times with the headline: “Brain Trauma Extends to the Soccer Field.” The reporter, John Branch, did a solid job in covering the tragic story of 29-year-old former soccer player, Patrick Grange, who passed away recently from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)…

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I visited the sportswriting class of Gary Pomerantz at Stanford University Wednesday. Toward the end of the class, Pomerantz asked me what I would do if I were the students’ age today. In other words, what advice did I have for them?
I rattled off some things that would be familiar to readers of this blog: read and write a lot, make every word count, find and do things that
everyone else isn’t doing, stay current with what’s going on in the media business and so on…

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