What Can Athletes Learn From the US Open Semifinal Upset? + MORE

What Can Athletes Learn From the US Open Semifinal Upset? + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: Tips for Basketball Players Who Want to Play at the Next Level + MORE

To listen to this episode, click on the above arrow. If your child plays basketball, and desires to keep playing through high school, perhaps even college, you must listen to what my guest, Kyle Ohman of BasketballHQ.com has to say. He has some great tips for parents, coaches and athletes about bask.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »
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High School Hockey: Goal of the Year + MORE

Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show. The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
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Injuries and Self-Image in Youth Sports

How Injuries Can Affect Self-Image Injuries and lack of rest are among the many confidence killers in youth sports, says Dr. Shawn Worthy, Metropolitan State University of Denver professor and clinical psychologist who specializes in sports and adolescent psychology. They can prompt kids to feel bur.... More »
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What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset?
Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals…
Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog.
So how did Vinci manage to beat Williams in the semi-finals of the US Open?
First of all, Vinci went into the match with no expectations about winning…

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If you are interested in playing sports in college (even collegiate cheerleading!) a recruiting video is a must, but getting a professional video produced can be pricey. SportsMOM recently shared tips and tricks to create a video to highlight your talents at home. Below are 9 points to remember when putting a video together…

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 September Is Sportsmanship Month
 By Doug Abrams
Liberty Mutual Insurance, through the Play Positive program with Positive Coaching Alliance, has named September as “Sportsmanship Month.” Several youth sports national governing bodies have joined. The initiative comes as sportsmanship in youth leagues continues to suffer strain, particularly among many adults who should be setting the example…

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  Presented by Fanatics.com & FlipGive There is no shortage of negative youth sports news these days. Don’t you think it’s about time we recognized the good stuff that is happening? It’s not all gloom and doom! I want to to start celebrating you, the coaches and parents who work so hard to make youth sports a…

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