Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... More »
It’s easy to blame the coach when things don’t go as we’d like. Coaches are easy targets. When your child is not playing to his potential, when she is sitting too long on the bench, or when you don’t like the way a play turned out–parents are on the prowl for someone to.... More »
Voting is now open for the TeamSnap and Sports Feel Good Stories’ “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.” The polls are open throughout the month of November, with the winners vying for $750 in prizes. The “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” contest was launched to recognize ins.... More »
Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff:
I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
We’ve talked a lot about access over the last few years here on the B/R Blog.
We’ve talked about the pros and cons of access. It can lead to great, detailed storytelling and analytical insight. It can also be used as a carrot or stick by those controlling it, thus allowing them to control the message…
“My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking engagements. “It was a nightmare. My son kept getting yelled at by both coaches as we left one game early to race to a game in the [...]
Ted LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska. There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment…
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
Last week I wrote about the recently published consensus statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine regarding the benefits of resistance training for young athletes…
If you are married, you may have discovered why marriage is important and experienced some of the good that comes from it. Or maybe marriage was hard for some of you and you’re no longer married. However, there is hope. But that hope starts with realizing that marriage can be way more amazing than you have experienced or even thought…