Is your young athlete facing pain right now? Maybe they are not getting the playing time they want, having trouble getting along with teammates, at odds with their coach, or disappointed with their own performance. The pain of disappointments and frustrations are inevitable in youth sports and you a.... More »
I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years:
“Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
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 »
Something very curious has been happening at prestigious Scarsdale (NY) HS over the last couple of years. Despite having some very successful athletic programs, at least half a dozen experienced head varsity coaches have been let go.
And in all of the cases, nobody knows why. Even some of the dismis.... More »
A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion.
In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »
Making a half-court basketball shot is no small feat. When James Meirgerd, an 18 year-old Nebraska high school student with Down syndrome, made his shot it was at halftime of a varsity game, someone captured it on film. And you know what happens to a good story in this day and age: it went viral. […]
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Athletes tend to do a
good job of training their muscles, heart and lungs. But some of them
(particularly endurance athletes and those in running sports) commonly fail to
train their gut. As one marathoner reported, "I was so afraid of getting diarrhea during long training runs
that I did not eat or drink anything beforehand…