TRENDS IN SPORTS: Parochial HS Football Powers Dominate Public HS Teams – Is this Fair?

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Parochial HS Football Powers Dominate Public HS Teams – Is this Fair?

12 Tips for Making a Recruiting Video for Your Athlete + MORE

If your child has aspirations to play in college, you may have already started making videos for schools. When my daughter was playing softball in high school, my husband began recording her as she played, and set out to make a video for college coaches. We sent it to several schools, and the poor r.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: When HS Coaches Want Kids to Practice Their Sport….All Year Round

We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport. We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
 TRENDS IN SPORTS: Parochial HS Football Powers Dominate Public HS Teams – Is this Fair?

Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

By Steve Chmielewski, DPT Physical Therapist at Athletico, Westchester, IL Key Points: This blog post first appeared in Sports Medicine Weekly, founded by our partner Dr. Brian Cole The author points out the need for proper balance training as part of off-ice preseason hockey preparation, to improv.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it. On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... More »

When Your Child’s Competition is on His Own Team + MORE

Is your child’s biggest competition in youth sports turning out to be someone on his own team? Perhaps he is trying to beat another player out for a starting spot or even just to get more playing time. All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school. My ol.... More »
Let’s say you live in northern New Jersey, which is a heavily populated area. And let’s say you send your son to local public schools in your town.
But as your son gets into middle school, it’s apparent that he’s going to be a top athlete, and especially in football. Before too long, he (and you) start hearing about some of the top HS football programs in your area: about how many of these teams go on the road occasionally during the football season and play top HS football teams from other parts of the country, that they send numerous players to Div…

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