SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: The Year in Review

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: The Year in Review

PITCH COUNTS: A Deeper Look into New York State’s Rules

NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON                                                     By Steve Kallas (The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only.  For a list of the r.... More »
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Should Sports Kids Expect to Perform Without Mistakes? + MORE

Helping Young Athletes Move on After Mistakes A sport parent asks: “My kids keep hearing that they are supposed to aim for a game without mistakes, but to expect that mistakes are going to happen nonetheless. They ask me if it is possible though, to actually have a game with zero mistakes?.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »

GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: What Parents — and Coaches – Need to Know

FOR THE PARENT…. I want to discuss difficult moments in an athlete’s life when – as the Mom or Dad – you find yourself on the spot to have to say the right thing – to find the precise words – to talk with your son or daughter when things aren’t going their way. We’re talking .... More »
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Hank Aaron: Greatest Baseball Hitter + MORE

Hank Aaron, the greatest baseball hitter of all time played in a National League city – Atlanta, home of the Braves. Growing up in Kansas City, an America League City, where I first followed the Kansas City Athletics and then the Kansas City Royals, Hammerin Hank didn’t receive a lot of .... More »
Here’s a quick review of the biggest topics and headlines regarding sports parenting issues from 2014.
Let’s start with the biggest issue of the year…concussions:
Here’s what we know:
1– Concussions are commonplace in HS football, but they also occur in any contact sport, such as ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, and so on…

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