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

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »

WOC #21 Nate Sanderson, Two-Time Iowa High School State Champion Basketball Coach, On The Art of Engaging Parents in a Winning Team Culture

If an athlete’s inner dialogue is made up of the voices they hear most often and most intensely in their daily lives, what are we as parents and coaches saying that can form a champion’s mind? Join us as we talk to Two-time Iowa High School State Basketball Championship winning coach, Nate Sande.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: Instructing Kids to Throw Games: Why Do Youth Coaches Try to Cheat?

  Tournaments, Tanking Games, and Hating Yourself in the Morning By Doug Abrams   Youth sports tournaments can bring out the best in players, but sometimes the worst in their coaches. Too often, we read or hear about coaches who scheme to deliberately lose a tournament game, hoping to position.... More »
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9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer + MORE

9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer With another new school year quickly approaching and season openers around the corner, you may already have questions about what fall youth sports will hold for you and your child. Will the coach see my child’s potential? Will my child get enoug.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: When Things Start to Get Ugly at High School Sports…. + MORE

A Role for High School Athletes When Fans Resort to Slurs and Vulgarity By Doug Abrams Last Friday night, Catholic Memorial School downed Newton North High School, 77-73, in a hard-fought Massachusetts basketball division title matchup at Newton North High School. Catholic Memorial is an all-boys p.... 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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