To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. What are sports parents biggest concerns? How does the job of parent and coach differ? What can coaches and parent do to get on the same page when it comes to youth sports? In this episode Emily Cohen from TeamSnap answers these questions and mo.... More »
The heart of every team and player experience is the coach. Coaches have a choice of
going down one of two paths. One is a win-based approach. The other is often
called developmental, but I prefer to call it "relationship- and experience-based coaching. "
Win-approach coaching is the mos.... More »
Finally, there is an answer to the long-discussed runner’s high and the impending euphoria that goes with it — and its name is irisin. This hormone is directly released into the bloodstream, which is often why athletes may feel strong and invincible during or just following any intense work.... 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 »
You’re a senior on the HS tennis team. And in a few days, you and your teammates are competing in the state’s quarterfinals tournament.
But later this week, it’s Senior Skip Day – a very unofficial day in which Seniors decide not to attend class, much to the consternation of the faculty. But.... More »
The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) has made several changes to its rules governing Spirit. The changes, recommended by its Spirit Rules Committee, are designed to minimize risk during inverted stunts and will govern the sport during the 2014-2015 academic year…
For those of you wondering where I have been lately, I have been taking a break from blogging and writing because of a heavy speaking and consulting schedule, because I have been busy working on updating our documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer" with new edits and information in time for broadcast in the summer and fall 2014, and because I have been preoccupied with getting our new 501(c)(3) non-profit, MomsTEAM Institute, off to a good start…