TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

EPL Previews: Can the Magic of Klopp push Liverpool to new heights? + MORE

EPL Previews: Can the Magic of Klopp push Liverpool to new heights? After Leicester City’s 5000-1 odds to win the Premiership, capping off what is, in all likelihood, the most fantastic championship in major sports history, the perennial powerhouses have gone hard towards defeating the slew of und.... More »

Head Games: When is Therapy Right for Your Athlete?

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
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LEGAL CONCERNS: Making Our Playing Fields Level for ALL Athletes + MORE

When Game Officials Overlook Youth Leaguers’ Cultural, Ethnic, or Religious Identities  By Doug Abrams When the Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School Eagles girls basketball team faced Greenway High School earlier this month, the Eagles wore their hair in traditional Navajo buns during pregame warmup. F.... More »

Here’s the Secret to Breaking Bad Habits! + MORE

Breaking bad habits is like building muscle; it takes time and persistence. This short video gives some very practical steps on how to break bad habits. You can break those bad parenting habits with a little work! In order to break the bad, you need to replace with new. My new book, 11 Habits of Ha.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Games That Your Young Athletes Will Remember…

Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is  Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... 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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