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

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

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

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 al.... More »
 TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re Think Them? + MORE

Arthroscopic Surgery For FAI In Young Athletes

By Marc Safran, M.D. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University And Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: FAI surgery is sometimes necessary to return the athlete to sports participation Results .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are We Witnessing the Slow Decline of Youth Baseball? + MORE

As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players. For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Should Varsity Letters Be Awards to HS Students Who Compete in Non-Athletic Pursuits?

On my WFAN radio show last Sunday we had a spirited discussion on whether videogames – or e-games as they are known – should be considered as a new kind of HS sport. Most of the debate centered on whether these very popular games should be classified as a sport…or simply as an activity. T.... 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…

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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…

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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…

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