Russell Wilson Had an All Pro Dad + MORE

Russell Wilson Had an All Pro Dad + MORE
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Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MORE

Dedicated to the Parents of the Class of 2014 who have seen their child’s last pass, catch, pitch, serve, goal, basket, cheer,  tumble, at bat, or dance. The plane touched down in Orlando Florida. The trip that I had been looking forward to, as well as dreading for many years, was finall.... More »
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If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him: Poynter’s 8 lessons from Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra Yogi Berra said you could learn a lot by watching. You can also learn a lot by listening and reading. Roy Peter Clark collected Eight language lessons from Yogi Berra at, and yes, those lessons come from some of Yogi’s malopropisms, which, Clark points out, often have a .... More »

The Power Play of Kids + MORE

  My wife and I had these beautiful plants in our living room. When my son was eighteen months old, he was drawn to them. Probably because we were new, uptight parents, we had stern rules that he was not to touch them. Every time he walked over to them, we consistently told him, “no.̶.... More »
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SPORT SAFETY: When On-The-Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORE

  Storming and Dogpiling: Dangerous Uncontrolled Celebrations In Youth Sports By Doug Abrams  Earlier this season, tragedy struck at a third-tier soccer game in Mizoram, a state in northeast India. After scoring the tying goal in the 62nd minute, 23-year-old midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala tried im.... More »
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How Do You Know if Your Athlete Has Burnout?

Burnout in Young Athletes In the the video series “Sessions With Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit and click on contact us to .... More »
Russell Wilson just won the biggest game of his life in Super Bowl XLVIII. In this interview, watch as Russell tells how has dad inspired him to be the player he is today.  It’s a great example of the ripple effects a father can have on his son.

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New York City Councilman Stephen Levin announced a few days before the Super Bowl that he was going to introduce the Youth Football Safety Act, which would mandate that any youth football teams which play in New York City.
In effect, this legislation would stipulate a medical doctor would have to be in attendance at any game in the PSAL (Public HS School League), Catholic HS League, or Pop Warner leagues…

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Parents across the country read with great concern this week’s news about the extraordinarily high usage rate of anabolic steroids and other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs – such as HGH, dietary supplements, etc.) by America’s gay and bi teenage boys.

The study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that about 21% of this segment of the population admits to using steroids…

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"You can’t do what you want to do on this field" 


These are the words assistant Outlaws’ coach Tony Coley barked at 8-year-old Tamari Hayes in last night’s fifth episode of "Friday Night Tykes."  Ordered to run a lap (as punishment for a mistake or rule violation so trivial that I somehow missed it), Tamari walked around the practice field instead…

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youth football tournaments 1391658272 149948918 Russell Wilson Had an All Pro Dad + MOREOver and over, coaches and parents tell us that when kids build confidence in sports, they boost it in other areas of their lives.
For example, at Kids’ Sports Psychology, we teach kids how to cope with worries about what everyone is thinking of them. As you know, this is a worry that affects kids—especially teens—in all areas of their lives…

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youth football tournaments 1391658280 224703276 Russell Wilson Had an All Pro Dad + MOREGiancarlo King racked up more than 210,000 reads on 14 stories in January, but that’s not why he’s the Bleacher Report Featured Columnist of the Month. It’s the range of his coverage: The New Jersey native took on a prominent publishing role for three NFL franchises this season.
“Most NFL FCs dedicate their focus to one team—something that affords those writers a sense of expertise and proficiency writing about their favorite team,” said B/R NFL Associate Editor Justin Onslow…

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Open up a blank document on your computer. Then compile a list of thirty sentences stating why you’re grateful your wife married you and thirty sentences why you’re grateful for each of your kids.  Some can be funny.  Others should be touching.  Space these sentences out in a way that can easily be cut out with scissors…

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