In light of all the debate and feedback I received in recent weeks regarding the growing and game-changing impact that pay-for-play club teams are having on youth sports in this country, I thought we’d take a step ahead – and begin to think about what this will mean and how youth sports are go.... More »
Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports.
And the vast majority of the.... More »
This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop behavioral, cognitive and depression issues.
Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »
This week, Tommy John Surgery is the third injury in a 5-part series on youth sports injuries, sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth s.... More »
Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure
Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after being on staff for the previous 10
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Setting Team Goals as a Parent-Coach
A sports parent asks:
“As a parent and a coach, how should I handle performing both duties simultaneously to help all the kids as much as possible?”
Being a coach and parent can breed many issues that you need to be aware of from day one…
The first issue you need to tackle is the expectation that you’ll favor your child…