What is a “Bad” season anyway? Have you ever gone through a season that can only be described as “Bad?” Maybe your child is struggling with getting along with her teammates. Or isn’t getting the playing time he wants. Or isn’t improving at the rate you’d lik.... More »
For many parents, youth sports is both a blessing and a curse. We love the fact that physical activity is good for our kids’ physical and emotional development, but attending every game can be a challenge for busy parents. As a sports mom for 21 years, I can remember the weekends lost to volle.... More »
Here’s what I find so amazing about sports parenting issues:
You never know when the next controversy is going to come from.
Case in point: Long-time major league slugger Adam LaRoche made national headlines this past week, insisting that he had language in his contract with the Chicago White .... More »
Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept
A sports parent asks:
“How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?”
It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »
When Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray and won his first French Open, he made history in the sport. He went on to claim a career Grand Slam. He became the first man after Rod Laver to be holding all the 4 major titles at the same time. This was his 12th overall Slam singles title and 6th tournamen.... More »
You’ve probably noticed that the story pages on Bleacher Report look a little different.
B/R’s Product and Engineering team has launched a redesign that’s really just a first step in an overall improvement.
The modernized look, including share buttons at the top and a sleeker typeface, brings the desktop into line visually with the mobile version of Bleacher Report…
Here’s an interesting study result: If young athletes have to choose between losing and getting to play the whole game, they choose playing time. That’s a tidbit from Steven Frierman, a professor at Hofstra University and a former youth sports coach.
Yes, that’s right. Winning isn’t everything to young sports kids, he says…
Several years ago when my daughter was seven, her school had a father-daughter dance, and we went. We had a great time. We ate, danced, and just enjoyed ourselves. Since she is now a teen, I’ve been warned that our relationship may change as she gets older and hanging with dad is not as cool or fun…
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors has approved the development of a revised football helmet standard that will require helmets to limit certain concussion causing forces.
The NOCSAE action to move forward the development of a more comprehensive helmet standard was taken on the heels of new NOCSAE-funded research which identified brain tissue response from a concussive event and the development of a new method to test helmets which replicates some of the rotational forces involved in a concussion…