The best and worst jobs in America—maybe (probably not) + MORE

The best and worst jobs in America—maybe (probably not) + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are HS Sports Programs Going to Fade Away Due to Travel Teams?

Today’s WFAN show focused on what happens next when HS athletic directors find it more and more difficult to hire qualified coaches. As discussed last week, there is such an exodus of talented coaches out of HS programs that school districts are really discovering that it’s a challenge t.... More »
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The Top 20 things you need to know to enjoy NASCAR + MORE

There are definitely some things you need to know in order to enjoy NASCAR racing. As a lifetime fan and writer, I can help you wade through some of the great unknowns of a niche sport that has legions of followers and is not only fan-friendly, but also family-friendly. Here’s a quick primer on th.... 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 »

Is Applause For I.O.C.'s New Rules For Transgender Athletes Premature?

  On January 24, 2016 the International Olympic Committee announced new guidelines for transgender athletes’ eligibility to compete in the Olympics.  While hailed by one trans athlete as bringing the IOC "into the modern world," the applause for the IOC may be premature. read mo.... More »
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A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

I love it when media consultant Al Tomkins does his close reads of TV commercials for storytelling tips on Poynter.org. I don’t know why they always seem to be about Budweiser ads, but I like them all the same. This time, Tompkins is looking at Bud’s minute-long viral video “Frien.... More »
 
There are countless lessons to learn in life.  How do we decipher which ones are important to teach our kids? Experience alone can be an excellent teacher, but there are certain lessons we need to teach our kids.  The father son and father daughter  relationships are unique and require different approaches…

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Top teams have a strong culture which is nurtured by coaches and team officials.

It could be described as a "How we do business, here" attitude, one deeply rooted in the leaders’ values and beliefs about what is important to run a successful youth sports program.

A program’s values and beliefs are on display every day in the form of team communications, attention to detail, group dynamics, and the decisions that the coaches make…

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April must be a slow month in the job-search racket because that’s when a site called CareerCast releases its annual listing of the top 200 jobs in America.
Last year’s report got a lot of attention among the chattering classes because it had newspaper reporter at No. 200, giving newspaper reporters and former newspaper reporters a handy hook to tweet about: worst job in America! Disclosure: I am a former newspaper reporter…

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In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam is again asking our friends in the health, fitness, nutrition and athletic training communities to write blogs answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year…

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Three Books That Will Make You a Better Coach

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As most of you know, I am an avid reader, and I am always looking for great ideas on athletic development, parenting, and my first passion, coaching. For all you coaches out there, this article is for you (and for any teachers or business people who are trying to improve their “team” culture, also highly […

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