The Good Sports TD Garden Invitational + MORE

The Good Sports TD Garden Invitational + MORE
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One Simple Strategy to Help Make Homework Time Easier

It is time to retire the red pencil? How many of us have been guilty of subscribing to “red pencil mentality?”  You know, when we focus on the homework mistakes rather than on what’s correct?  Probably most of us; because it’s human nature.  However, focusing on our kids’ mistakes or t.... More »

COLLEGE RECRUITING: How to Prevent Your Athlete Making a Bad Choice of College

I have long subscribed to a theory – and I will tell you up front I have no numbers or research to prove this – so it’s just a hunch – but over the years, I have witnessed too many top HS athletes go on to college with huge sports expectations….only to become disillusioned when they ar.... More »
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Young Japanese Woman Breaks Into Australian Rugby + MORE

Rugby is one of the most important and most followed sports in Australia. But for a young Japanese woman to make an inspirational career in rugby is something unheard of. This is the story of Ayane Hirata, who has gone on to inspire so many Japanese women that there are so many who are following on .... More »
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Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note. “I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being .... More »

How to Raise A Virtuous Athlete

Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme.... 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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