The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket + MORE

The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket + MORE
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15 Reasons Why Your Sacrifice as a Sports Parent is Worth It + MORE

If you are a sports parent and have been reading my website for awhile, you know that I’m a firm believer that youth sports teaches kids lessons they will carry with them for life, if coaches and parents provide positive leadership that takes full advantage of the opportunity for character gro.... More »

2018 Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team for Out-of-Staters

The 2018 Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team Video has been out for a couple of days now. For the last 8 years, the Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team videos have been a national treasure. Released in March each year after the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament, the announcement .... More »

CONCUSSION PREVENTION: New Protective Catcher Helmet is Finding Support

First, an important disclaimer. Let me just say that this is not a commercial endorsement. does not receive any compensation from Force3 Pro Gear, nor do we have any relationship with the company. That being said, if your son or daughter plays baseball or softball, and is a catcher.... More »
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Football Offseason Workout Plans

Athletes in any sport can make their biggest improvements during the offseason.  It’s no different for football players. With the NFL Super Bowl nearly upon us, for most youth football players, there’s been sufficient rest time to enjoy a needed break since their own football seasonR.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is recommending to its members that they adopt limits on full-contact practices in high school football.

The recommendations, contained in a position paper issued by the NFHS Concussion Summit Task Force in July 2014, have been approved by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Board of Directors…

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NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12, 2014 – US Lacrosse representatives who hope to put the final touches on the women’s lacrosse headgear performance standard will be among the attendees at this week’s semi-annual ASTM International meeting in New Orleans. The standard recently completed phase one of the balloting process and is being edited for the required second balloting phase, expected to begin in January…

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A friend of mine is married to an elementary school teacher. His wife has to get up early and needs her sleep to have enough energy for the kids in her class. Quite often, she will go to bed earlier than my friend who is a night owl.
Early in their marriage, on more than one occasion, he stumbled into the bedroom late without considering his volume…

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On November 8, I attended “JournCamp,” a traveling program run by the Society of Professional Journalists. The program was held at Florida International University, and I was joined in attendance by a couple dozen journalists from all over the state of Florida—other sportswriters, war correspondents, radio and TV media, authors, etc…

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Some of the greatest coaches to grace the gridiron or pace the hardwood have been fictional. They hold a special place in pop culture history, and sometimes we wish they could hop out of the TV and give us a pep talk. Unfortunately the closest we can get is flipping on the TV or digging into our Netflix queue…

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