Stafan Fatsis on how access is playing out in the NFL’s troubles + MORE

Stafan Fatsis on how access is playing out in the NFL’s troubles + MORE
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Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

  All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coachin.... More »
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Improvements In Youth Sports Safety Seen At State Level, But Work Remains + MORE

Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states that have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but that safety gaps persist. The number of states (and percent improvements since the 2014-15 school .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: The Year in Review

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 i.... More »
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INTRODUCING OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL: A Different Kind of Sports Podcast + MORE

Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff: I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
 
At the University of Georgia, Coach Mark Richt introduced a concept known as “Finish the Drill.” It was the motto of our team in practices, workouts, and games. Our coach understood that good teams become championship teams based on their ability to finish strong. That attitude carried me into the NFL where I made a notable play in the 2005 divisional championship game…

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This Slate piece by Stefan Fatsis is about how the NFL’s recent actions have caused the league to lose “its most loyal reporters,” but it also has some insights into the meaning of access, a subject we’ve discussed a lot in this space.
“Roger Goodell and the NFL thought they had the press under control,” the story’s display text reads…

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