Confronting a coach is not a habit that I advocate when a parent is unhappy with playing time, position, or even coaching strategy. But I know that there will be times when you feel you must do it anyway for one of those purposes, or even for a reason that has nothing to do with...Read More
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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 »
It’s a topic that constantly needs to be addressed, and the calls came pouring in on this AM’s Sports Edge show.
In short, what can be done – if anything – to try and reduce the friction between involved sports parents and the HS varsity coaches.
Most of the time, the issue b.... 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 »
A couple of weeks ago, we really zeroed in on what –in my opinion — I consider to be at the true epicenter of all the conflicts and friction these days between Sports Parents and HS coaches.
More specifically, the issue of Parental Expectations for their kids in sports.
The response to t.... 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…