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 »
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about staying calm and composed in competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
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I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
I’ve known Bob Bigelow for close to two decades as a sports parenting advocate like myself. Back in the mid-1970s, Bob was a 6-8 sharp-shootingAll-Ivy forward at Penn who was so talented that he became a first-round draft choice in the NBA.
After Bob’s playing days came to an end, Bob an.... More »
“When No One Is Watching”: Two Stories of High School Athletes’ Integrity
By Doug Abrams
With national and international crises and discord dominating the news these days, it takes something special for a youth sports story to reach a major metropolitan newspaper’s editorial page. On June 2,.... More »
Participation in youth sports in general, and in youth
football in particular, is on the decline in some parts of the nation. One of the biggest factors driving the
decline is a concern about injuries.
Lots of youth sports programs say they
want to improve safety, but how many are actually making the effort to
implement best health and safety practices?