Taylor University’s “Silent Night” Tradition + MORE

Taylor University’s “Silent Night” Tradition + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE

I really can’t recall the last time I did a WFAN show on the sport of youth and travel team hockey. Which is curious, because for years, ice hockey was the poster child for everything that was wrong about over-the-top and obnoxious sports parents…concerns about a kid’s playing time…t.... More »
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How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you The.... More »

New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to Helping Your Child Handle Change + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. As a new school year gets under way, your child may have to handle change in more than one .... More »

5 Enemies of Having Fun in Youth Sports + MORE

Having fun in youth sports should not be the only goal, but it’s a very important part of the game. However, every season some very subtle enemies lurk around the ball field and the court, just waiting to rob you and your child of the fun of playing sports. If you meet one of these...Read .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Give Your Athlete the Physical Advantage + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Bryan Schwebke of ParamountperformancePT.com. Bryan is the founder and owner of Paramount Performance, a physical therapy, performance training and consulting practice dedicated to helping athletes stay healthy and.... More »
When you look at an object up close, you tend to only see that object and nothing around it. The further you back up or zoom out, the clearer the big picture becomes. Sometimes, as sports parents, you need to zoom out. Your child’s youth sports experience is not just about today, it’s about tomorrow…

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Imagine a basketball game with a packed gymnasium and everyone appears dressed for a Halloween costume parity. The crowd is totally silent until the home team, the Taylor University Knights, score the 10th point. And then, pandemonium ensues. The crowd erupts with noise and dance.
It’s an annual tradition at Taylor University…

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