Two quick notes on how people get their news and how they share it.
Pew Research Center recently wrote about some of its findings around How social media is reshaping news:
The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculation.... More »
Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist?
A young athlete asks:
“I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
With youth sports concussion safety laws in place in all 50 states, increased public awareness about concussions, and growing concern about
the long-term effect of repetitive head impacts, the demand for
concussion education, not just for parents, coaches, and athletes, but
for health.... 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.
See how Lockr can give you more time to work with your athletes by signing up for a free trial on their website.
“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…