Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient
Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take c.... More »
It is time to retire the red pencil?
How many of us have been guilty of subscribing to “red pencil mentality?” You know, when we focus on the homework mistakes rather than on what’s correct? Probably most of us; because it’s human nature. However, focusing on our kids’ mistakes or t.... More »
Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to .... More »
The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors:
the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
The discussion around sports-related concussion will undoubtedly gain a new head of steam in December, when the new Will Smith
movie, "Concussion", hits theaters. The film focuses on the true story of Dr.
Bennet Omalu’s discovery of CTE, a devastating neurological disease with links
to hits to the head in football…
Why Youth Teams Should Ban Smartphones and Similar Mobile Devices in Locker Rooms
By Doug Abrams
About 15 years ago, I was a local high school hockey team’s goaltending coach. On the bench during a game, I noticed that a player had unbuckled his helmet and was talking on his cell phone in between line shifts…
If we get together as a family ten times a year, we might choose healthy options on nine of ‘em. But not this holiday. Not Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, we eat with ‘em. On Thanksgiving, we drink with ‘em. On Thanksgiving, we unbutton that top button because we can! …to paraphrase Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Herb […]
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What the Yankees are to baseball, the New Zealand All Blacks are to rugby. In addition to an impressive history of victories, the All Blacks bring the most intimidating pre-game ritual in all of sports with their Haka Dance.
Imagine you’re a rugby player from another country, and you’re playing the All Blacks in an international competition…
Adam Schefter said it well on ESPN this morning “This is an abject failure,” in referring to this: To recap, Case Keenum allowed to play after what you see In video, didn't miss a snap. Utterly ridiculous, @nfl pic.twitter.com/XMk8rpJn0x —… Continue reading →