6 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Athlete Simply put, no one likes to work for a micromanaging boss. It suffocates and aggravates us, while also keeping us from taking risks. Your young athlete feels that same way when you micromanage as a sports parent. Perhaps you are not even aware of your.... More »
Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety
By Doug Abrams
Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »
Tonight, many excited children will pretend to be asleep as they listen for sounds on the rooftop. They will lie awake eager to catch a sight of the magical figure of Santa Claus. At some point, they will drift off but will probably wake up and run to the tree to see the presents he has left .... More »
There’s good ways to teach your child to be a team player, and there’s there’s the BEST way…. Learn How You Can Talk with Janis!
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The end of June and first part of July became an exceptionally busy time at our house, juggling the final stretch of Physical Therapy for our son while trying to watch every second of the soccer World Cup coverage! Lucky for us, the Physical Therapy gym is well equipped with TV monitors, all tuned.... More »
If you visit here enough and take the time to look at the comments at the end of the posts you might notice a person named “Phil”. He especially took time to comment on the work of Terry Ott and his seven-part series about CTE in the CFL. Thanks to Terry and this blog we […]
Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison’s words are loaded with truth. And, like most clichés, they often leave us wondering why things aren’t that clear in real life.
There will be days when you feel like a failure…
It is finally here. March Madness has finally arrived. No matter how much you enjoy the college basketball regular season, March Madness is always highly anticipated. In my opinion it is the greatest sports tournament on the planet. Ever!
March Madness creates college basketball legends, and college basketball legendary moments…
There are a lot of reasons why coaches shape the lives of young people. Check out the results that our friends at Lockr found from their recent survey.
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“May we all live to be 100 years old with one year to repent.” On this great Irish feast of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s put our wits to the test with a little “St. Patrick’s Day Sports Quiz.”
Take one minute to answer the trivia questions below. Then, compare your responses to the answers, and then the score key…
We’re going to stay all-basketball for this edition of Shoutouts. Let’s start with one of my favorite subjects, the ridiculously stupid press release issued every year by some publicity-seeking firm that presumably does something useful the rest of the year. This release uses made-up numbers and false assumptions to supposedly estimate how much the tournament costs American business…
Whether your child has a coach he loves and respects or one that he isn’t too fond of, pleasing him or her is probably a top priority as he plays youth sports.
If your child pleases the coach, he may feel that he will get more playing time, the position he wants, or he will get picked for the important jobs…