The Great Trophy Debate: Do We Need Participation Awards? + MORE

The Great Trophy Debate: Do We Need Participation Awards? + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is Adam LaRoche Being a Good – or Bad – Father?

Here’s what I find so amazing about sports parenting issues: You never know when the next controversy is going to come from. Case in point: Long-time major league slugger Adam LaRoche made national headlines this past week, insisting that he had language in his contract with the Chicago White .... More »

Is “Fear of Missing Out” Ruining Youth Sports?

I remember the day I coached my son TJ’s first soccer game. He was only five, and I was so proud, so excited, and couldn’t wait for him to play the game I loved. There was one problem. He didn’t want to play. When the game was about to start, he said, “Dad I don’t The post Is &.... More »

HEROIC FANS: Giving Back to the Kids in a Most Unusual Way

 Donating to Youth Before the End of the Year By Doug Abrams Headlines and commentary report adult excesses in youth sports with unfortunate regularity, but sometimes a positive story stays with readers for its inspiration. The staying power may last for years. In 2011, the Simcoe (Ontario, Canada.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE

I really can’t recall the last time I did a WFAN show on the sport of youth and travel team hockey. Which is curious, because for years, ice hockey was the poster child for everything that was wrong about over-the-top and obnoxious sports parents…concerns about a kid’s playing time…t.... More »
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Call for Abstracts: National Summit on Female Concussoin, TBI and Headache + MORE

If there has ever been a tenacious and relentless person in the concussion space my observation is that it is this one person. Not a researcher, not a physician, not a policy maker…  A mom… Her name Katherine Snedaker. She… Continue reading →.... More »

Marathon Training Tips

Fall weather makes it a great time of the year to start training for a marathon. Whether you’re thinking of trying your first marathon or you’re a seasoned pro training for marathon number five – these 10 tips will help make your training an enjoyable success. CoachUp coach, Mick Grant, shared the top 10 pieces of advice he gives his clients with Examiner…

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“Daddy, do we get trophies for playing lacrosse this spring?” my son asked me a few months back. “No, you get to go out and run around and have lots of fun while learning lacrosse,” I said. “OK!” Then he turned and ran out on the field for the start of his first practice. According [...]

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How to be Coachable


It may sound obvious, but coaches want to work with players who are coachable. The latest column about recruiting tips on USA Today High School Sports talks about a quality players might not think about but coaches notice. The column says most athletes start their career as coachable but it can change over time for some…

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