Marshawn Lynch: Obligated to speak, or a challenge for sportswriters to accept? + MORE

Marshawn Lynch: Obligated to speak, or a challenge for sportswriters to accept? + MORE

NFHS Approves Ten Rules Changes For High School Field Hockey + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 23, 2015) - With appropriate open space and no players approaching, high school field hockey players will be permitted to raise their sticks above the shoulders to stop, receive and deflect or play the ball. The revision of Rule 3-2-11 was one.... More »
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How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
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OBNOXIOUS SPORTS PARENTS: Why HS Coaching Positions Go Unfufilled + MORE

What Can Happen When Parents’ Abuse Chases Away Coaches  By Doug Abrams The other day, a want-ad of sorts appeared on the computer screen while I was reviewing youth sports articles in the nation’s newspapers. The want-ad was longer than the few-inch ones that typically dominated newspaper clas.... More »
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HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + MORE

 What to Tell Children When Professional Athletes Stray By Doug Abrams   The past few years have exposed a darker side of professional sports, in full view of children who follow their favorite stars. In bygone decades, some players were no angels but sportswriters chose silence over public re.... More »

DANGERS OF THROWING TOO MANY FASTBALLS: A New Study Suggests Max Effort Causes Injuries

Last week, as you may recall, I interviewed Jeff Passan, the author of new bestselling book, THE ARM. And if there was one major takeaway from that show, it was that the world of pitching —  and trying to prevent arm injuries —  has never been more complicated. And now, in yesterday’.... More »
Do you follow any sports nutritional guidelines to help your child play youth sports? Your child may practice for hours and think he is fully prepared for the game, but unless he is eating and drinking properly before and after, he will not be performing at his peak. Last week I attended a nutrition and…

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 1422628219 1521276261 Marshawn Lynch: Obligated to speak, or a challenge for sportswriters to accept? + MOREIs it Sunday yet? That’s what everyone’s been asking each other all week; a week in which we’ve been inundated with talk of deflated footballs, press conferences, and all sorts of other bulletin board material. We’ll get into all that in our Super Bowl preview, and we’ll even talk a little about the actual football game that’s going to be played…

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When I was growing up, Family Ties was one of my favorite TV shows. One episode in 1983 stood out to me. Teenage son Alex (played by Michael J. Fox) abuses diet pills (“Speed”) to increase his energy. The thing that stood out to me was that he became out of control, obsessed with the next pill…

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I admit I’m a little obsessed with the Marshawn Lynch story. I want Marshall McLuhan to write a book about the semiotics of Marshawn Lynch’s performance-art pieces, in which the Seattle Seahawks running back gives the same answer to reporters no matter what questions they ask him.
This week at Super Bowl Media Day, of course, Lynch’s answer to all questions was “I’m here so I won’t get fined,” though sometimes he threw in a “just” before “here…

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