SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: A Club Team Worth Emulating….

For years on my Sports Edge radio show, I have cautioned sports parents about the potential pitfalls and real concerns regarding travel team sports. Everything from unfair tryouts to coaches who want to win at all costs to the escalating amounts of time and money that having a child on a travel can .... More »

The Day My Daughter Said, “I Quit!”

When youth sports gets hard, it’s no surprise that kids are tempted to quit. Nobody likes facing difficulty and through 22 years of being a sports mom, there were numerous occasions when our kids were discouraged and even if they didn’t say it, we knew they were toying with the idea of q.... More »
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Is Your Child Ready to Play at a Higher Level? Here’s 3 Next Steps for You and Your Young Athlete + MORE

To every sports parent, I say, I hope your young athlete is enjoying their youth sports experience. I hope they are having fun, growing, making friends, developing skills, and learning valuable life-impacting lessons. I recognize, however, that for many of you, the youth sports experience has become.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »
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Building Confidence in Young Athletes

Helping Sports Kids Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes A sports parent asks: “My daughter is 13 years old and is currently playing basketball. She is very athletic and has natural abilities but just doesn’t know it or use it. Her confidence level is not there. She gets in a game and j.... More »
Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon.
And today is that day.
What was that question?
What do you think is the biggest issue confronting youth and amateur sports today?
Now, take a moment and think about the headlines that have confronted you as a sports parent or as a coach in the year 2017…

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There’s a lot of talk about how to change the game in youth sports, a lot of really good ideas that are ultimately aimed at getting rid of negativity that permeates todays competitive culture. I feel the antidote to negativity in youth sports can be summed up in one word: gratitude. Not simply saying please…

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