A new study was just released this past week which suggests that fewer kids between the ages of 6-12 are participating in sports. In fact, the number of kids playing organized team sports has dropped by a stunning 8 percent over the last decade.
Now, if this is really true, that is quite a drop of.... More »
A recent study by the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons came up with two conclusions that sports parents ought to keep in mind.
The problem is….they seem to contradict the other.
Specifically, the Academy said that a recent survey found that 45% of all current HS athletes special.... More »
Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
It’s a topic that isn’t discussed, but whether we like it or not, we will all have to come to grips with it at some point.
In short, what does a sports parent do when a youngster’s sports career comes to an end?
For most athletes, that day will be the very last game that they play .... More »
Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »
Kirk Mango is a former Division I National Champion, 3-Time All-American, 3-Time Hall of Fame Athlete, and was selected in 2009 as #8 on Northern Illinois University’s Top 50 Huskies of All-Time list.
In high school, however, his coach told him he wouldn’t make it. He wasn’t willing to accept that evaluation…
The justifications for the absent dad may be plentiful, but so are the consequences to his kids. [Tweet This] This is not a message to judge or to be critical of men who find themselves separated from their family. This is an encouragement to educate and to motivate men to hear the call to battle on behalf of their children…
Bleacher Report has two paid educational programs, the Advanced Program in Sports Media, which focuses on sportswriting in digital media, and the Advanced Program in Editing and Content Management, which focuses on editing.
We’ve been visiting college journalism programs lately talking about these programs…
We spent five weeks searching for the answer to the question: Who is the greatest fictional coach? The people have spoken! Mickey Goldmill received 52% of the vote compared to Eric Taylor’s 48%. Click play, and read up on Mickey Goldmill, the greatest fictional coach of all time. (SEE FULL BRACKET)
Before Mickey became the Italian Stallion’s coach, he was a professional boxer from 1922 to 1947…
Failure has really gotten a bad rap. People run from it, get depressed over it, and drive themselves mercilessly just to steer clear of it. In youth sports, your child hates to fail. Perhaps he gets depressed when he can’t make his free-throws, or cries in the dugout when he strikes out or beats herself up…