SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are We Witnessing the Slow Decline of Youth Baseball? + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are We Witnessing the Slow Decline of Youth Baseball? + MORE
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How to Talk to Other Sports Parents About Being a Good Sport + MORE

Communicating With Other Sports Parents A parent asks, “How do you talk to other parents about being good sports parents?” This is a good question. Too often, well-meaning sports parents are too loud on the sidelines, argue with the refs and coaches, and overall, set bad examples for their chil.... More »

How to Help Your Child Compete in Sports Without Going Broke

Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Sports Parents Need to Have the Courage to Speak Up and to Ask the Tough Questions + MORE

I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams. But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »
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3 Reasons It’s Okay Not to Like Your Child’s Coach + MORE

Yes, you read that right. You don’t have to like your child’s coach.  You don’t have to like the coach’s style, defensive strategy, or offensive game plan.  A coach can totally rub you the wrong way, and you may not even be able to pinpoint exactly why. He or she just does. The bad news....... More »

BOOK REVIEW: Introducing SECRETS OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY REVEALED…

Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »
If you are looking for a perfect, smooth, and seamless experience for your child, then don’t sign him or her up to play sports. Don’t get me wrong; youth sports can be a whole lot of fun, but it also gets very very messy and if you are looking for a good excuse not to get…Read More
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As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players.
For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for football or basketball – two sports which always offer the hope of a college scholarship…

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