The Problem with the Comfortable Relationship + MORE

The Problem with the Comfortable Relationship + MORE

LEGAL CONCERNS: Residency Rules in School Districts Need to be Crystal Clear + MORE

What in the world is going on with the Wayne Hills HS football program over in NJ? For those of you in NJ who already follow HS football, chances are you already know the story. But for everyone else, let me see if I can summarize this briefly. The Wayne Hills football team — which is a large .... More »

SPECIALIZATION CONCERNS: Why Do We Force for Kids to Choose One Sport by the Time they are 10? + MORE

We have inadvertently created a problem for our kids over the last 20-25 years, and why I understand why travel team programs share a lot of the blame, I also feel that ambitious Moms and Dads have had a major role in allowing this problem to grow. I’m talking about the reality that in just ab.... 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 »

Sports Parenting Podcast: One sport year round?

To listen to this sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Are you feeling the pressure of youth sports specialization? In this episode I talk with Tyrre Burks of playershealth.com. about what parents should consider when it comes to one-sport-year-round and how they can fight against t.... More »
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Hit Your New Year’s Goals

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: New Year’s goals can be achieved with the right set of guidelines to help you Pick a relatively small goal and go bigger when you succeed with the smaller one .... More »
There are thousands and thousands of youth sports teams, but how many of them are really doing team the right way?
As a sports mom for 21 years, I watched my kids play on over 100 teams, and if I am being honest I will have to say that a lot of them had no clue about how to do team the right way.
What makes a good team? As a coach, here are the team characteristics you should be striving to nurture, and as a parent, here’s the kind of team you should be seeking…

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Gone is the anxiety of having our looks just right, practicing what we were going to say, and the nervousness of our first date. Time has passed and the union has grown. We’ve entered into the comfortable relationship.
The progression, if put on a timeline, is rather startling. It starts with two people putting their best foot forward and winds up as something akin to a pile of  laundry that needs some serious attention…

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One of the posts on this blog last week was about a post by NYU professor Jay Rosen on his own blog, How to be literate in what’s changing journalism.
In that post, Rosen, one of the leading media thinkers and critics in the U.S., spelled out what he expects his students to master in a class he teaches on “digital thinking…

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Jeremy B. Merrill and Sisi Wei are a couple of young interactive news developers who gave a talk to students and recent grads about “getting a job in journalism code” at the NICAR 2014 conference. NICAR stands for National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting.
They’ve followed that up with a blog post collecting those questions and answers “as well as some of the best guidance we were given while looking for jobs or internships…

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