TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

5 Things You Need to Let Go of as a Sports Parent in 2016 + MORE

It’s 2016–a new year with new seasons, new coaches, and new challenges as a sports parent. And if you are to keep the positive in your child’s youth sports experience, here are 5 things you absolutely must let go: Other people’s opinions of you If you are a parent who doesn&#.... More »
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10 Things You Will Miss When Your Child Stops Playing Sports + MORE

Playing sports brings you and your child many challenges–some good and some very very ugly. But when your kids are done playing sports–be it before or after college–there will be things you will miss because there’s nothing quite like watching your child grow, fail, overcome,.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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Meal Timing: Does It Matter When You Eat? + MORE

  Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »
 Sled Hockey:  “For Love of the Game”
By Doug Abrams
Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was right…

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To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Got Coach problems? You’re not alone! Coach/parent conflicts are epidemic in youth sports. In this episode I talk with James Leath of about how to work with a coach when you don’t agree or get along. James Leath is a youth sports psychology consultant with…

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Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse


flag football tournaments 1434439855 841466165 TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MOREHe was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. Remarkably, 76 years later he is still remembered, even revered by baseball fans, who still clamor for his memorabilia. Baseball great Lou Gehrig, hit behind the “Sultan of Swat”, falling fourth behind The Babe in the New York Yankees’ batting order…

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If you’ve been watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup, you may have noticed that the head coaches of most of the 24 national teams competing in Canada are men. In fact, only seven teams (the USA, Ecuador, Germany, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Sweden, and Ivory Coast) are led by female head coaches.

While that number is five more than when I watched from the stands at Giants Stadium as the U…

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