SPORT SAFETY: When On-The-Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORE

SPORT SAFETY: When On-The-Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORE

COACHING TIPS: When Coaches Make Mistakes…

 When Coaches Apologize By Doug Abrams A few years ago, an acquaintance of mine was the volunteer head coach of a 9-10-year-old youth basketball team in a nearby recreation league. A mutual friend had introduced us months earlier, and I grew impressed with the coach’s values about sportsmanship, .... More »

“What is the Coach Thinking?” + MORE

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Here’s how you can better understand just exactly what he or she is thinking…     Is it Softball Season in Your House? It is in ours! My 27-year-old is having a blast coaching and we love watching her! But if you are a softball mom, I.... More »
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Helping Kids Kick the “Helpless” Habit + MORE

Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take c.... More »

WOC #19 Sam Walker, Best Selling Author of The Captain Class, The counterintuitive leadership qualities of the men and women who led the greatest teams of all time. + MORE

What do the Collingwood Magpies, the New Zealand All Blacks, Barcelona Football Club and the New York Yankees have in common? They’re all members of author Sam Walker’s list of the 16 greatest sports teams ever. It’s not the talent, the coach, or the strategy that made these teams great –.... More »
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How to Get Kids Mentally Ready For Competing + MORE

Mental Preparation For Young Athletes A parent asks: “My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.” “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »
 
Sometimes you see a couple, and you are amazed. You say to yourself, “that couple right there…they have something special!” You want to pick their brains and hear directly from them how they have such a strong marriage.
My wife and I had this opportunity when we interviewed Family First, All Pro Dad, and iMom’s very own Mark and Susan Merrill…

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Bleacher Report U.K. has been building up the World Football coverage team. Here’s a rundown of who’s covering what in the Beautiful Game.
NATIONAL LEAD WRITERS
Alex Dimond: Staff writer who pens Monday Morning Hangover and Friday’s Premier League Notepad plus features. Profile | Twitter
Jonathan Wilson: Revered writer and tactical brain…

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flag football tournament 1423153739 656557890 SPORT SAFETY: When On The Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORESports parents, you don’t want to raise perfectionists in sports.
You may think that kids who have high expectations and want to get everything just right will be big winners.
But in sports, that’s generally not true.
Sure, perfectionists show up on time and work really hard. They’re always trying to perfect their skills…

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Storming and Dogpiling:
Dangerous Uncontrolled Celebrations In Youth Sports
By Doug Abrams
 Earlier this season, tragedy struck at a third-tier soccer game in Mizoram, a state in northeast India. After scoring the tying goal in the 62nd minute, 23-year-old midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala tried imitating some prominent pros by celebrating with a somersault…

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