Before you laugh and call me crazy, listen to what I mean when I say, “Treat Your Opponent Like a Sister”. It’s probably not what you are thinking! Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. .... More »
Since the majority of our sports-driven medias are centered around males, it’s typically a safe assumption that they find themselves injured more than the female gender. However, did you know that it’s actually woman that are more likely to sustain a common sports injury? Dr. Robert Shme.... More »
Has your child ever felt like quitting was their only option because they had a coach that you or they struggled to agree with? Maybe it was his demeanor, the way she ran practice, his playing time philosophy, or her game plan? One coach stands out amongst the many coaches my kids had over the...Rea.... More »
Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports.
And the vast majority of the.... More »
Here’s what I find so amazing about sports parenting issues:
You never know when the next controversy is going to come from.
Case in point: Long-time major league slugger Adam LaRoche made national headlines this past week, insisting that he had language in his contract with the Chicago White .... More »
It’s Football Writers Week at Bleacher Report, meaning the World Football team is presenting pieces all week about the world of football writing and writers.
It started Monday with Duncan Castles’ piece on covering the transfer window and the launch of the #classicmatchplot contest. The latter will continue all week, with Guillem Balague deciding on Friday who did the best job of describing a classic match in 140 characters—including that hashtag…
Let me start by saying that I am thankful you are giving your time to coach my child’s team. Parents often don’t act very grateful, and so I want to assure you that even when we get testy, we are still glad that you are out there doing the job. Maybe some day I will be doing the coaching, but until then, I’m glad I can just watch!
If you are a parent, then you will understand everything that I am about to say to you…
Early-Morning Practices and Games Raise Safety Questions
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed that “chronic sleep loss and associated sleepiness are a serious threat to the academic success, health, and safety of our nation’s youth.” The Academy’s new report comes four years after the American Medical Association identified “adolescent insufficient sleep and sleepiness as a public health issue,” and advocated “education about sleep health as a standard component of care for adolescent patients…
In July this blog broke the news that Canada was facing its first law suit based on concussions in their professional football league. Since that time there has been plenty of information, misinformation and general commentary about this issue in Canada. The fact remains that this is a long way from getting settled, if you […]
I received an email and press release about a new foundation for awareness on concussions. PAC was conceived by Jim McMahon (NFL) and Jeremy Roenick (NHL). PAC’s mission is to become a global leader in concussive education, research and treatment. They have many athletes on board to support this mission as you can see from the invite […]
“The great thing is that the funny side of getting old is fuel for my comedy.” – Steve Coogan (Actor and Comedian).
Men, there are no loopholes to cheat time. There is no guy that your buddy knows who will give you a great deal on aging slower. But as the very funny Mr. Coogan astutely points out, there is great benefit to using the situation to your advantage…