The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket: Final Four + MORE

The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket: Final Four + MORE

What should sportswriters do now that athletes don’t need them to speak directly to the public? + MORE

Ian Casselberry wrote about athletes speaking directly to the public on Awful Announcing. That’s hardly a new thing. Cristiano Renaldo has almost 33 million Twitter followers. That didn’t happen in a week. But in a post headlined Golden Tate goes first person to address rumors about Ru.... More »

Athletic Trainers' Group Issues Position Statement On The Use Of Mouthguards In Preventing Dental Injuries

With increased participation in high school and college sports, and injuries, including to the teeth, on the rise as well, the National Athletic Trainers' Assocaition has issued new guidelines (1) on how to prevent and manage sport-related dental and oral injuries through the use of mouthguards. .... More »
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How to Respect a Coach That You Don’t Respect + MORE

Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: Introducing SECRETS OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY REVEALED…

Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »
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Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MORE

Too often, kids get hung up on the mistakes they make in sports. That means as soon as they goof up, they have trouble getting the mistake out of their minds. They dwell on the mistake—instead of moving past it. They scold themselves for goofing up. They then focus on avoiding making more mistakes.... More »
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The air is crisp, decorations are going up, and a fire is blazing in the fireplace. I can’t think of anything about this season that I don’t like. There is something about the Christmas season that immediately brings back the excitement and innocence of childhood…

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I routinely jot down coaching tips and insights that I find to be both inspirational and instructional when it comes to working with young athletes, and every so often, I like to post these thoughts on this website in the hope that one or two of these tips might be of some use to you. Here, in no particular order, are from my latest batch:
COACHING TIP #1: When I was the head baseball coach at Mercy College, in my first couple of years, I would of course watch every pitch of the game, shout out encouragement to my players, and in short, try very hard to be an upbeat, positive coach all the time…

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A comprehensive survey by the Korey Stringer Institute of U.S. high schools finds that, while only 60-65% of U.S. high schools have a certified athletic trainer at games and practices, the actual percentage of high school athletes working with an ATC on a daily basis is much higher – between 85 and 90% - because the vast majority of large high schools have an ATC,
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Do you feel like the craziness of youth sports has gone too far to recover? Sports parents tell me all the time about the craziness in youth sports. Coaches, parents, players, and leagues have turned a kid’s game into an adult circus. When I think of “change” in youth sports, it appears overwhelming, a huge mountain that…

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The third week is complete in our search for the greatest fictional coach of all time. We had some more interesting matchups this go round. Four coaches are left. Who will move on to the championship round?
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