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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How to Help Your Child Develop Ball Handling and Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series, Help Your Child Have a Ball in Sports, brought to you by AER, the first Automatic Ball Pump. In youth sports, there’s no magic formula for success. There’s no quick fix for acquiring perfect ball-handling skills and hand-eye coordination. It boils down to repe.... More »

Don’t Raise a Dirty Player: 5 Steps to Cleanliness in Youth Sports

Virtue #3 Of the 52 Virtues Project: Cleanliness When I saw “cleanliness” on the list of 52 virtues, I was intrigued. I actually never thought of it as a virtue before. But the following explanation of cleanliness broadens the meaning; we’re not just talking about taking baths. Cleanliness mea.... More »

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

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 t.... More »

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many HS AD’s Calling it Quits?

On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs. I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
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The Top 20 things you need to know to enjoy NASCAR + MORE

There are definitely some things you need to know in order to enjoy NASCAR racing. As a lifetime fan and writer, I can help you wade through some of the great unknowns of a niche sport that has legions of followers and is not only fan-friendly, but also family-friendly. Here’s a quick primer on 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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