I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show.
The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW
A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the
way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something,
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How Parents Can Help Sports Kids Stay Safe
It’s hard to read the stories about members of the USA Gymnastics Team being harassed and abused by the team’s doctor.
And it’s easy to worry about such dangers.
Kids who are bullied, abused or harassed as sports kids can suffer throughout their lives.... More »
To succeed in athletics, you must constantly push yourself to be the best both mentally and physically. You must carry an edge and toughness with you to persevere through hard situations. But how do we raise children who have good sportsmanship when they are told to act tough, win at all co.... 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…