TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re-Think Them? + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re-Think Them? + MORE

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

More About Australia’s Ugly Parent Syndrome: Post-Game “Debriefing” By Doug Abrams  Australians have a label for the negative influence of some adults in that nation’s youth sports leagues. Aussies call it the “ugly parent syndrome.” Most often, the label describes acts of parental viol.... More »

5 Keys to Raising Fearless Children

Raising fearless children, whether on the ball field or in the classroom, is a goal of every good parent. But what if your athlete struggles with fear? Fear of failure? Fear of risk? Fear of not being good enough? Where does this fear come from? It shows up in children without any warning and  you..... More »

Content Standards: Attributing stats and factual information + MORE

Knowing when to attribute information to a third-party source is an important skill for any writer. In most cases, it’s pretty straightforward. When it comes to the presentation of stats and other factual information, it’s sometimes hard to tell what’s fair game and what owes credi.... More »
kids football tournaments 1510195458 1237390740 TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re Think Them? + MORE

The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her.... More »
I think I touched a nerve this AM on the radio show because I brought up a topic that most sports parents don’t want to talk about – the fear and anxiety of their youngster being on a travel team.
In short, once your kid is on a travel team, there’s tremendous pressure to play that one sport all year round, plus to maintain one’s playing time, kids (and their parents) are psychologically pressured never to miss a practice or a game, to go to specialized camps all summer, and to employ a private coach…

Continue Reading On »

youth football tournaments 1401710776 612945040 TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re Think Them? + MOREHockey is mostly known as a sport for men only, but with the increasing interest of women, this is no longer the case. There is a long list of male hockey superstars and great teams but little attention has been brought to the growing eminence of female hockey. Since all the focus in the media right now is on the NHL and the playoffs, now is the perfect time to take a look at women’s hockey…

Continue Reading On »

All Pro Dad Live!


On August 23, 2014, All Pro Dad will host an amazing event in Atlanta.  Join comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Super Bowl winning coach and NFL Analyst Tony Dungy, Georgia Coach Mark Richt, Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, NFL Executive Troy Vincent, and ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik, along with 3,000 other dads for the first ever All Pro Dad Live! event…

Continue Reading On »