CoachUp Introduces The +1 Program: Save Money, Train More At CoachUp, we’re always looking for ways to improve your training and efforts to become the best athlete you can be. We understand that your training comes from different budgets, time constraints, and academic pursuits, but our +1 Program.... More »
Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22.... More »
There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football.
As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
This survey of 1,000 Americans by the Yellowbrick Treatment Program shows some interesting numbers about youth sports. Do you think it’s an accurate reflection? Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t .... More »
This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. As a new school year gets under way, your child may have to handle change in more than one .... More »
WINNING MORE THAN THE GAME: Developing Character Through Sports
By Fred Northup
The world of sports represents, for many of us, a higher level of calling.
That is, if one aspires to be an athlete, then one should also aspire to lead a life that transcends the usual and pedestrian disappointments of human frailty…
My wife and I had these beautiful plants in our living room. When my son was eighteen months old, he was drawn to them. Probably because we were new, uptight parents, we had stern rules that he was not to touch them. Every time he walked over to them, we consistently told him, “no.” Eventually he got it…
A little food for thought: Three interesting reads about journalism and sports media from the last few days.
First, on CJR.org, Ann Friedman asks, “Should all journalists be on Twitter?” Launching from a BuzzFeed piece giving the New York Times grief for some of its stars ignoring Twitter, Friedman puts it another way:
“Can you still be an effective journalist if you ignore Twitter?”
She concludes, “You should consider getting comfortable with 140-character communication if”: You write about media, TV, pop music or digital culture, because of the prevalence of Twitter use among people in, and covering, those industries…
Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More
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