What’s The Problem With Perfectionism?
Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right?
But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... More »
Every parent makes a parenting mistake now and then. You yell at your kids, forget to do something really important, not listen when you should–the list is endless. But one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a parent actually has nothing to do with your kids. It has to do with YOU. Every..... More »
Using Resiliency to Overcome Frustration
Does your young athlete become frustrated when things don’t go as planned during a game or even practice?
Does frustration lead them to think negatively about themselves?
Do they lose confidence in their ability? To not want to play anymore?
Young athletes.... More »
Women and fantasy football may seem like an unlikely pairing to some, but here’s my story. For as long as I can remember, football has run through my veins. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit when Barry Sanders was in his prime. I have fond memories of my parents taking me to NFL […]
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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…
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…
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…
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…
The Bracket (SEE FULL BRACKET)
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…