The Problem with the Comfortable Relationship + MORE

The Problem with the Comfortable Relationship + MORE
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How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing. For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... More »

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »

Getting Along With The Coach When You Don’t See Eye-to-Eye

Getting Along With The Coach When You Don’t See Eye-to-Eye: Advice for the Youth Sports Parent Sooner or later, every youth sports parent sees their child play for a coach that they don’t agree with — whether it’s about playing time, game strategy, position choices, or coaching demeanor.... More »

Parents, It’s Time to Adopt the 24 Hour Rule

The 24-hour rule was established at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: if you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait 24 hours before talking to him or her. Unfortunately, parents didn’t always abide by the rule and the result .... 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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