Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman delivers super surprise to hearing-impaired sisters + MORE

Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman delivers super surprise to hearing-impaired sisters + MORE

The Cost of Youth Sports: How Much is Too Much? + MORE

The cost of youth sports continues to increase with the goals parents are setting for their young athletes and as competition gets more heated. Loftier goals + stiffer competition=more money spent. The question you as a sports parent must ask yourself is this: how much is too much? I’ve read .... More »

CoachUp Awards 2014 Scholarships to Student-Atheltes + MORE

We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual CoachUp Scholarship program. Applicants submitted essays describing how sports affected their lives, recommendation letters, and videos for consideration. The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards student-athletes who embody the CoachUp valu.... More »
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Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed an alarmingly high percentage of brains of deceased football players had fin.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How HS Boys Basketball Has Changed over the Last 30 Years + MORE

There was a time in this country when making a HS varsity basketball team was a fairly simple process. That is, hopeful kids tried out for the team under the watchful eyes of the head coach and his staff, in the hope that one would impress enough with one’s skills, size, experience, and speed .... More »

Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

Here’s a long blog post by Steve Buttry, often referenced in this space, about the lessons he learned from his time as the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, which ended five years ago. There are lessons about disaster response—there was a major flood in the city just as Buttry took the job.... More »
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Riley and Erin Kovalcik
Riley Kovalcik wrote a letter to Coleman, “I know how you feel…

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This column has always followed a "one and done" approach. I  tell an inspiring story, and then seek a new one for the following month. I have never recycled old "heroes" columns because the media provides a steady stream of positive stories for readers who are concerned about values in youth sports

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