SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Two Cases of Special Needs Athletes — Two Very Different Outcomes + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Two Cases of Special Needs Athletes — Two Very Different Outcomes + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Celebrating 18 Years of The Sports Edge on WFAN + MORE

This morning’s radio show on WFAN marked the 18th anniversary of the Sports Edge being on the air. And I want to thank you all for your tremendous  support, and great and smart comments and questions over the years. We may be the only major radio show in the nation that focuses exclusively on.... More »
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How to Help Kids Stop Dwelling on Mistakes

Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance. When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves. I.... More »

An Interview with Sue Bird, All-American at UConn and WNBA Superstar + MORE

I had the opportunity to interview Sue on my show this AM, and I jumped at it. Lots of questions for her, but most of all, how and why is Geno Auriemma, the long-time head coach at UConn women’s basketball, so successful year after year. As you may know, UConn just won its 11 NCAA championship.... More »
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The Most Intimidating Pre-Game Ritual in Sports: the Haka Dance + MORE

What the Yankees are to baseball, the New Zealand All Blacks are to rugby. In addition to an impressive history of victories, the All Blacks bring the most intimidating pre-game ritual in all of sports with their Haka Dance. Imagine you’re a rugby player from another country, and you’re .... More »

2 Key Ways to Invest in Your Child’s Youth Sports Experience

Are you fully investing yourself in your child’s youth sports experience? As sports parents, it’s easy to coast through youth sports. Go to the games, volunteer your time, write the checks–yes you are enjoying the experience, but at the same time, you might be missing out on some very valu.... More »
Dustin Parkes, who was the Features Editor at The Score before a round of layoffs last year, wrote about “Despair, remorse and hope for writers in the digital age” recently on his personal blog.
He began by talking about the troubles last year at The New Republic, which saw mass editorial-staff resignations after new owner Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder, announced plans to make the venerable magazine a “vertically integrated digital-media company,” which is the kind of talk that sends old-media types running…

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It’s pretty common for families to have at least one significant exercise equipment machine…

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To listen to the comparison podcast, click on the above arrow. Do you ever find yourself comparing your child with another athlete on his  or her team or with a sibling? I began this podcast with the idea that comparison was not good, but I learned even as I talked with my guest Caz McCaslin…Read More

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A Tale of Two Cities: Special Needs Athletes and the High School Varsity
By Doug Abrams
 
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, . . . it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.”
— Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)…

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