The Good Sports TD Garden Invitational + MORE

The Good Sports TD Garden Invitational + MORE
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10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t d.... More »
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BULLYING: Now is the Time for the NFL to Take a Stand + MORE

The stunning and frightening text message exchanges between Miami Dolphins football players Richie Incognito and two of his teammates towards teammate Jonathan Martin and an assistant trainer is not only eye-opening and sobering, but they really underscore how pervasive bullying is in this country. .... More »

When You Think Your Child isn’t Trying Hard Enough

For some parents, sitting and watching their child play sports is a practice in self-control. Especially when your child isn’t trying hard enough, at least in your mind she’s not. Your frustrations either comes out in what you yell to your child or in your body language as you sigh loud.... More »

The Big Lead surveys sports media pros on the impact of Twitter

The Big Lead “surveyed 54 sports media twitter users anonymously about their thoughts and consumption” of the social-media platform, and the results are pretty interesting. Writer Ty Duffy spends three times as many words talking about “What is wrong with Twitter?” as he doe.... More »

WOC #22 John Kessel, USA Volleyball, Lines Teach You How, but the Game Teaches You Why

Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching we still practice the way we did when we were kids. John Kessel .... More »
At first Stephen and Rachel were delighted when their 21-year-old son showed up at home with a car full of belongings and no immediate plans.
“Mind if I crash here for a few weeks?” he asked. And of course they said yes, unconditionally.
They were sure he’d be off before long for that job he’d been talking about…

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CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, and Major League Ultimate, the premier professional Ultimate league, announced today a partnership to provide access to professional players as private coaches.
With the partnership, youth, high school and adult athletes seeking to improve their Ultimate game skills can arrange private coaching directly with professional Ultimate players through CoachUp…

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My article on sport specialization, “Is it Wise to Specialize,” prompted quite a bit of discussion, commentary, and controversy, with people chiming in from all across the globe. Certainly the dynamics of single v multiple sport participation, and its effect upon performance, injury, and burnout, is not a settled issue, and arouses many emotions…

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The Good Sports TD Garden Invitational will certainly be memorable to many high school basketball players from Massachusetts. There were 14 high school teams playing at TD Garden throughout the day. The winners of the day were Bishop Fenwick, Wellesley, Lynn Classical, Lexington, Andover, Mansfield, and Newton North…

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