How did your child’s youth sports coach respond the last time you went to him or her with a problem? Coaches may nod their heads and smile, but there’s always a chance that they are only hearing you, and not really listening. Coaches hear every parent that confronts them, but there is a .... More »
As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace — caught my eye.
The column’s headline was: Why .... More »
Women as Boys’ Youth League Coaches
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, the champion San Antonio Spurs hired former WNBA point guard Becky Hammon as the National Basketball Association’s first female full-time assistant coach. The announcement led the New York Times to run a thoughtful art.... More »
Kids and Sports–it all sounds so simple. But I’m afraid that the world of youth sports has become full of problems that are hard to solve. One of the unfortunate truths of life is that we usually see the problem and it’s answer very clearly–after the fact. The old adage hin.... More »
NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON
By Steve Kallas
(The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only. For a list of the r.... More »
Many kids (especially teens) suffer from anxiety. One of their biggest causes of anxiety: what others think of them. In sports, this is a big issue. Kids spend a lot of time worrying about what their peers, parents or coaches will think of their performance.
For young athletes, this can be a real confidence buster…
Meeting deadlines is crucial in sports journalism. Readers want content immediately after a game or it becomes irrelevant. In-depth analysis of a player is only important while the athlete is either struggling or excelling.
But it’s just as important for the article to be engaging and grammatically correct…