What Every Sports Parent Needs to Know About Dealing with Young Coaches + MORE

What Every Sports Parent Needs to Know About Dealing with Young Coaches + MORE
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Tired of Youth Sports Politics? Attend My Live Webinar and Get Help for Navigating the Mess! + MORE

Youth Sports Politics has been blamed for a lot of the craziness that goes on in youth sports today. Perhaps you too, have asked, Why can’t the kids just play and have fun? I asked that question many times during my 21 years of being a sports mom, and now that my daughter is coaching...Read.... More »
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What Do Girls Want To Get Out Of Sports? + MORE

Too often, coaches treat female athletes differently than male athletes. Coaches tell females to act more like men. But, truth is, girls and women don’t approach sports in the same way men approach sports, says Joan Steidinger, author of “Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »

Team Player Podcast: Help Your Child Be a Team Player + MORE

To Listen to the Podcast, click on the arrow above. Learning to be a team player is something all parents and coaches can probably agree on. But it’s pretty evident by all the chaos in the youth sports world that not everyone agrees just how that should look. Today’s guest is Solomon Alexander f.... More »
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Social media advice: How to choose the right hashtag, create better visual posts + MORE

How do you choose the right hashtag when promoting your work or otherwise trying to get attention on social media? If you’ve got the perfect hashtag but someone else starts using it for a different purpose, do you stay the course or switch? What about if you’ve got a hashtag going and th.... More »
flag football tournament 1415973518 1687454221 What Every Sports Parent Needs to Know About Dealing with Young Coaches + MOREThad Novak’s passion was college basketball.
Thad was someone many people who work at Bleacher Report never had the privilege of meeting. Yet many of those same people gained a level of respect for him, and none of them had a bad word to say about him or his work. Many of us never really knew how sick he was…

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How do you feel about your child having young coaches? In 21 years of being a sports mom, I saw mostly older coaches who were parents, but every now and then my kids had a rookie that was in their 20s and on more than one occasion I felt bad for the way those youngsters were treated. If…Read More

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national youth football tournaments 1415973508 1433264249 What Every Sports Parent Needs to Know About Dealing with Young Coaches + MOREParents, it’s easy to hurt your sports kids’ confidence before a game by saying or doing things that you think will help your athletes.
You may think that you’re boosting kids’ confidence, but in reality, you might cause them to feel more expectations.
For example, if you say, “Be sure to score three goals,” it can make kids feel more expectations…

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In what has been a long time coming the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released the long-awaited guidelines from their concussion summit in July.  The NFHS is basically the governing body that most, if not all, states look to when implementing rule changes in sports, policies for participation and for sports […]

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The joke – and it’s an old one – goes like this: Fred receives a windfall of $1,000. He asks a friend what’s the best thing to do with his money.
“Open a checking account,” his friend said. “Then, whenever you need some money, you just write out a check.”
Fred thinks that is a great idea and does exactly that…

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