The New Republic celebrates 100 years with 100 great stories + MORE

The New Republic celebrates 100 years with 100 great stories + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
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Lionel Messi and the Will to Compete + MORE

Lionel Messi lay battered on the turf. As he raised his head from the grass, he spit out a mouthful of blood and a tooth. He’d just taken an elbow to the face, one of many kicks, elbows, and bruises he would endure that day. Soon after another player was given a red card for The post Lionel Messi .... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Parents Sue School District So Their Injured Son Can Play in Championship Game

Every so often, something happens in the course of amateur and youth sports that makes one pause….and makes one think about whether we as sports parent really do have our priorities in order. Let ask you this: if your son, a HS football player, had been diagnosed with a possible concussion, would .... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »
HERE’S HOW TO (LEGALLY) PAY MO’NE DAVIS, LITTLE LEAGUERS (AND OTHERS)
                                                        By Steve Kallas
 
Much was made during this year’s Little League World Series (“LLWS”) back in late August about the fact that Little League participants, mostly 12- and 13-year-olds, should somehow be paid for being in the LLWS…

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It’s been three months since the New Yorker made 231 of its greatest stories available online to celebrate a website design, so you must be finished reading that collection by now.
So you should have plenty of time to dig into 100 Years 100 Stories, a celebration by The New Republic of its 100th anniversary…

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 1414657661 198411602 The New Republic celebrates 100 years with 100 great stories + MOREOak Harbor and Marysville Pilchuck, two Seattle area high schools, were scheduled to play for the title game last Friday night. But, tragedy struck on game day.
A freshman student of Marysville Pilchuck walked into his own school cafeteria with a gun and began shooting, killing one and injuring several others…

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Pornography is a powerful threat to our sons. It skews their view of sex, love, women, and relationships. Obviously when we were younger access to graphic sexual images were not as easy to come by as they are today. A magazine belonging to friend’s dad or a movie on late-night cable TV was our most common exposure…

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To Listen to the podcast, click on the arrow above. Winning and losing: the lifeblood of sports. Every team wants to win; nobody likes to lose. If your child’s been playing for awhile, I’m sure he is no different. How does he handle winning and losing? With humility? With arrogance? With anger? You can sugar…

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