All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coachin.... More »
It’s been fun to watch the rest of the journalism world catch up to sports in its interest in numbers over the last few years. Sportswriters have been working with numbers for more than a century, but only recently have the non-sports types become fascinated with “data journalism.”.... More »
10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […]
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Coping With Pressure in Youth Sports
In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and cl.... More »
I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike.
There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to.... More »
Come August every year, the best 11 – 13 year old’s on baseball teams from around the world gather in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to determine who is the best at the Little League World Series (LLWS). With ESPN broadcasting many of the games, excitement builds with each game. This year’s series was very special indeed! Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team won the U…
Here’s a great story by Spanish football—that is, fútbol—reporter and pundit Guillem Balagué about the business of reporting on the transfer window.
“There’s something quite bizarre about people casting judgement on your professionalism by way of transfer stories you may or may not uncover,” Balagué writes in a piece published by Bleacher Report…
How to cope with losing your job? Work is a prideful thing for us and is wired in our DNA. But most definitely, work does not define who we are. Our purpose lies outside of what we do to make money. [Click to Tweet] Quite often when a traumatic event occurs to shake our lives, the next step leads us right towards that purpose…
It’s really simple… Watch this video, then RT or forward in email or post on Facebook… It’s not as fun as cold water and you won’t be donating money, but you will be understanding concussion and passing that along… This was the idea of my good friend Katherine Snedaker-Price… At the time of this […]
Heavy school backpacks, lack of physical activity, and poor posture are all things that can contribute to back pain, so as children head back to school, it is important for parents to understand how they can help prevent their child from developing back pain…