The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORE

The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: When Mom and Dad Are Not on the Same Page + MORE

To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Youth sports can divide families. Sometimes Mom and Dad are just not on the same page when it comes to the importance of competition. If you find yourself at odds with your spouse regarding the intensity of youth sports in your hom.... More »
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How to Help Kids Stop Dwelling on Mistakes

Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance. When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves. I.... More »
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TITLE IX ISSUES: The Untapped Power of Moms Who Coach + MORE

 Women as Youth League Coaches  By Doug Abrams  With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qu.... More »
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When Young Athletes Struggle With Self-Doubt

Helping Young Athletes Overcome Negative Beliefs It’s common for young athletes to struggle with doubt and negative thoughts about their performance. They tell themselves that: They aren’t good enough. They can’t beat the competition. They’re going to let down their coaches, parents, and f.... More »
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Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol. 1 + MORE

Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to.... More »
As teenagers grow to young adulthood, who are their role models? Who do they emulate? Why?
The most popular article at Roots of Action this past year has been What is a Role Model? Five Qualities that Matter to Teens. Collected from research on highly successfully, civically-engaged young people, it describes their positive role models and the kinds of attributes that most influenced and inspired them to be their best selves…

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Is it Wise to Specialize?

– changingthegameproject.com

The greatest difference between our children’s sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask – even require – season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to have your child specialize in a single sport at a young age […

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Boston, MA - CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the National High School Basketball Coaches Association (NHSBCA).
With a membership of over 52,000 coaches across the country, the NHSBCA is an alliance among the leaders of State Basketball Coaches Associations…

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Joe grabbed a coffee, plopped himself down in the chair across from Derek, and threw his hands in the air with a dramatic flourish.
“I’m pulling my hair out here,” he said. “My 12-year old whines and complains about everything. Sometimes I want to take his negative attitude and…”
Words failed him…

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It may have slipped some of your reading or viewing, but ESPN’s Outside the Lines did a piece on the USA Football Heads Up Program.  The article and video were presented last Sunday morning – I cannot find a YouTube version of the OTL show but you can find that part HERE.  The seven minute […]

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 1389726860 1035562897 The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORECongratulations to Will Carroll, who has won a MORE Award in the annual journalism honors bestowed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for his article Dr. Frank Jobe, Tommy John and the Surgery That Changed Baseball Forever.
MORE stands for Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence. Winners in various categories the previous two years included Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Tribune, CNN…

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flag football tournament 1389726850 1358325565 The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORESome people are born with the odds stacked against them. How they deal with those odds? How can they overcome obstacles and deal with hardships? Do they give up? Give in? Or struggle through it all and make themselves in their own images?
The Wildcats, a team of basketball players, have been asking themselves such questions for at least the past year — maybe their whole lives…

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