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

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

Sports Parents, This is Your Biggest Choice as Your Child Plays Sports

Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »

A Great Way to Show Your Team Spirit! + MORE

Here’s a great way to show your team spirit! My husband is a business owner by day and a coach by night and one way he shows support for his team is by hanging a team flag in his shop. The locals coming in know that he is a supporter of their beloved Cowboys! I...Read More   &#.... More »

Lacrosse Tryouts Tips + MORE

Take your lacrosse game to another level. In this guide you will find: What your coach expects of you and how to properly prepare Keys to success at the attack, defense, midfield, and goalie positions Downloadable guides that you can take with you anywhere Make your lacrosse tryouts a success thi.... More »

How to Get Young Athletes to Eat Well for Sports + MORE

Parents want their young athletes to feel good, eat well, and perform their best. But that’s not always easy to accomplish when you’re dealing with hungry, growing bodies, different food preferences, and food temptations around every corner. I’ve heard a variety of food complaints from .... More »

Uplifting! Research and interviews are more enlightening than assumptions + MORE

I like this New York Magazine profile of Upworthy, which writer Nitsuh Abebe describes as “one of the fastest-­growing media sites in internet history.” What I like about it is that it’s based on solid reporting. Abebe asks a lot of good questions and clearly spent a lot of time t.... 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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