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

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

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »

California Senator wants to ban tobacco from youth sports + MORE

California Senator wants to ban tobacco from youth sports Out in California, lawmakers and State Senator Richard Pan are trying to introduce a new bill that would change everything in youth sports. No, it doesn’t have to do with goal-scoring or rule changes on the field; instead, it has everyt.... More »
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Don’t Fall for these 10 Youth Sports Myths + MORE

Remember how youth sports was when you were a kid? It seems like the experience was a less complicated. Unfortunately, today’s youth sports experience is not so cut and dry as it was when kids were just in it for the pure enjoyment of the game. These days, parents enter with a host of expect.... More »
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Constantly Learning and Watching: There is a Time to Act + MORE

It has been a truly busy season – in regards to injuries – where I perform my “day job”.  I was going over some records that I keep and this season has been the busiest in my 15 years.  In fact, when discussing with peers they too have had a high volume of injuries in [R.... More »
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Have You Given Up on Your 2014 Goals Already? + MORE

  The first quarter of 2014 is almost over. Wow! By now you are either well on your way to accomplishing everything you set out to do, or you’re coming up a little short. Hopefully the former, but the following info says probably not. Research reported in Forbes suggests that only 8% of peopl.... More »
national flag football tournament 1391305843 900168876 Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman delivers super surprise to hearing impaired sisters + MORESeattle Seahawks’ full back Derrick Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL.  His inspirational sports story was showcased in a Duracell TV commercial that caught the attention of New Jersey twin sisters Riley and Erin Kovalcik, who are both hearing-impaired.
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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