TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is HS Football Quietly Going out of Business?

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is HS Football Quietly Going out of Business?

How the Hard Work of Youth Sports is Still Fun

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. There is rarely anything fun about the hard work of youth sports. Although hard work and fun can co-exist in youth sports, let’s not sugar coat the sweat, the sore muscles, and the exhaustion that yo.... More »

Help Your Athlete Develop the Skill of Assertiveness + MORE

  Two weeks ago, I introduced the 52 Virtues Project. If you missed that post, take a second to check it out. Virtue #1: Assertiveness Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express .... More »
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Helping Kids Kick the “Helpless” Habit + MORE

Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take c.... More »

TRENDS: What Will The Next Generation of Sports Parents Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what kinds of sports parents our children will become when they reach their 20’s and 30’s? In effect, what the next Generation of Sports Parents will be like? Will they become even more super-competitive than we are? Will they try to start their kids (our grandchil.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Parents Sue School District So Their Injured Son Can Play in Championship Game

Every so often, something happens in the course of amateur and youth sports that makes one pause….and makes one think about whether we as sports parent really do have our priorities in order. Let ask you this: if your son, a HS football player, had been diagnosed with a possible concussion, would .... More »
The numbers tell the story about HS football in this country – and you can’t believe the decline is due just because of the recent concerns about concussions.
Reports from all over are saying very similar things:
> In Ohio, traditionally a hot bed for HS football, the number of kids playing the sport there have dropped from 55,000 to 45,000 from 2008…

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