10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […]
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The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show.
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When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »
It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!
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To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Youth sports can divide families. Sometimes Mom and Dad are just not on the same page when it comes to the importance of competition. If you find yourself at odds with your spouse regarding the intensity of youth sports in your hom.... More »
Sam Tighe parlayed an unpaid gig into a writing career.
I get a lot of emails and LinkedIn messages from young sportswriters who are clawing the side of a crowded mountain to make their name. It’s a good rule to always reply to these and, if asked, I’ll happily make the time to get on the phone and share any advice that might be helpful…
Most youth sports coaches will tell you that one of the most fun nights of the year is when their team has their season-ending party. It might be held at the coach’s house, a team parent’s residence or a local restaurant. Folks eat, drink and talk about some of the great times that happened during the season…
Back in the summer of 2000, I was just completing my first year as an assistant men’s soccer coach at the University of Vermont. Between sessions of summer camp, I often ducked out of the heat by having lunch in the cool confines of UVM’s famed Gutterson Field House, watching some of the planet’s best […