SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: A Candid Talk about The Pressures of Youth Ice Hockey + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: A Candid Talk about The Pressures of Youth Ice Hockey + MORE
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Help Sports Kids Who Worry About Disappointing Teammates

Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept A sports parent asks: “How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?” It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »

Head Games: Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 6 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on The Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance.  My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counsel.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Are Sports Parents Shielding Their Kids Too Much? + MORE

 Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity: Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach By Doug Abrams Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »

Thanksgiving Jokes for the Dinner Table + MORE

  It’s Thanksgiving, one of my favorite days of the year. There’s nothing better than gathering together with loved ones for football, parades, and food. Soon the table will be set, the turkey will be dressed, and everyone will sit down together. In my house, we love to laugh. We th.... More »

Keep Pushing: CoachUp coaches respond to Ashley’s Open Letter + MORE

Keep Pushing: A Response to Ashley’s Open Letter A few weeks ago, we received the wonderful open letter from Ashley, a high school athlete struggling with her experiences on the basketball team. Since we posted it, the letter has found its way to nearly 50,000 people and inspired many others i.... More »
junior football tournaments 1393852487 552210313 SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: A Candid Talk about The Pressures of Youth Ice Hockey + MOREJadeveon Clowney at 2014 NFL Scouting CombineWith the Olympics over and the NBA and NHL not yet into playoff mode, the NFL knows its fans need a shot of football in late winter. To prepare us (and the team general managers and coaches) for the NFL Draft in early May, 300 of the best college football players visited Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine…

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On Sunday, February 16, the Nanaimo (B.C.) Clippers edged the Prince George Cougars, 3-2, on a hotly disputed goal in the final moments of a hard-fought double-overtime pee wee hockey tournament game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The victory moved the Tier I Clippers into fifth place in the 43rd annual Vernon Coca-Cola Invitational…

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I had the pleasure of talking youth ice hockey with Doug Abrams this AM on my radio show. Now, normally, I have Doug on — who’s on the faculty at teh Univ of Missouri School of Law – to discuss legal aspects regarding sports parenting — and he and our colleague Steve Kallas are just terrific – but for some time I have wanted to discuss in some detail the mindset of Hockey Moms and Dads with Doug…

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A More Real Love Story


If you’re not much of a romantic, we think you’ll love this funny take on a popular song. It’s true that life sometimes seems to get in the way of, well, life. But that’s no reason to throw in the towel altogether. Enjoy this funny video and then take a moment to think of a small gesture you can do for your wife today that will show her how much you truly love her…

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For Immediate Release

Concord, MA, March 2, 2014: On Friday, March 7, 2014, Brooke de Lench will be
participating in a day-long symposium presented by the University of Maryland’s Journal of Business & Technology Law (JBTL)  on the "State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science…

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Okay, men. Raise your hand if you were less than thrilled when Valentine’s Day rolled around, and if you secretly wish such occasions had never been invented. So that’s, let me count, around seventy-five million of you.
It may be easy to dismiss sappy, contrived, cheesy holidays invented by the greeting card industry and propped up by florists and chocolatiers – but that’s just one day! Fact is, there’s never a shortage of opportunity for All Pro Dads to practice their Prince Charming moves, plus teach their kids a thing or two about how to treat a woman…

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