Sports Parenting Podcast: How to Deal with Player and Coach Bullying + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: How to Deal with Player and Coach Bullying + MORE

ACCOUNTABILITY: HS Athletes Who Put Integrity Ahead of Winning + MORE

“When No One Is Watching”: Two Stories of High School Athletes’ Integrity By Doug Abrams With national and international crises and discord dominating the news these days, it takes something special for a youth sports story to reach a major metropolitan newspaper’s editorial page. On June 2,.... More »
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How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you The.... More »

An Interview with Sue Bird, All-American at UConn and WNBA Superstar + MORE

I had the opportunity to interview Sue on my show this AM, and I jumped at it. Lots of questions for her, but most of all, how and why is Geno Auriemma, the long-time head coach at UConn women’s basketball, so successful year after year. As you may know, UConn just won its 11 NCAA championship.... More »
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Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Surgery to reconstruct the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow can result in return to play rates around 90% for high school aged athletes If you’re ta.... More »
Because there continued to be such an outpouring of emails this past week to my show on the pros and cons of travel teams, I decided to do another show today on the same subject. And not surprisingly, this second show elicited another wave of strong calls.
I basically asked the same two questions as I did last Sunday AM:
As a sports parent or as a coach, has your experience with travel teams being a mostly positive one? Or has it been a negative one?
And on top of that, has the time come to place travel programs under the jurisdiction of either state or federal oversight?
The calls today were from a variety of parents and coaches, and from different sports:
> One father called to complain that he didn’t understand how a travel baseball program in his town had three different levels for kids in the same age bracket…

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To listen to this episode, click on the above arrow. Has your child ever come home complaining of being bullied? Or maybe you suspect it and notice changes in behavior that point to it? In this episode, I talk with Diane Munoz, a licensed mental health counselor who has been in the mental health field…

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