TRAVEL TEAMS: The End of HS Sports Is Upon Us….

TRAVEL TEAMS: The End of HS Sports Is Upon Us….

TRAVEL TEAMS: Sports Parents Need to Have the Courage to Speak Up and to Ask the Tough Questions + MORE

I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams. But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »

Bullying in Youth Sports: Confronting this Complicated Problem Head On + MORE

Bullying in Youth Sports: Confronting this Complicated Problem Head On Travel soccer has to be one of the most rewarding experiences for a young child to have. It teaches integrity, team work, competitiveness and helps build lifelong relationships. That’s what can make it so hard to watch your chi.... More »

How to Help Your Child Win Where It Really Counts: In Their Head!

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “Sports is 80% mental”, or maybe even that it’s 90% mental. I read from one sports psychologist that actually it’s 100% mental because thoughts influence actions and those ac.... More »
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Voting is open for the “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” + 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 »

15 Fall Riddles and Jokes for Kids + MORE

  Riddles and jokes are a great way to help our children laugh and put their brains in motion at the same time. Add to that the fun of a festive season like fall, and you have one terrific opportunity to make some great memories with the kids. Here are some silly, and yes corny, jokes and riddl.... More »
For years I’ve been preaching about the approaching end of traditional high school varsity sports, and I really do think “the end is near.”
Who to blame? The lure and seduction of travel teams.
It’s happening right now as US Soccer Academy and other travel soccer programs all over the country are telling promising soccer players, “Look, if you play for our program, you will play against much better competition, receive much better coaching, and best of all, you will be exposed to top college coaches — coaches who are looking to recruit top players just like you…

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