Youth sports can be such a roller coaster ride. And on those days when your child’s self-motivation is at the lowest point and he or she bemoans, “I just can’t do this,” here’s the other voice that needs to be playing in his head: the voice of belief. Take 5 minutes a.... More »
Pop Warner Football has been an American tradition since at least the early 1950’s. Literally millions of kids and several generations of young athletes have learned how to play and enjoy tackle football from playing Pop Warner ball.
But as the scene shifts these days in sports, we may see the.... More »
Hello, once again, let me reintroduce myself. I am Dustin Fink, an athletic trainer in Illinois that has made it a special interest and hobby of mine to learn and talk about concussions [/sarcasm]. It has been some time since I have delved back into the blogosphere and I don’t feel I owe an ex.... More »
For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... More »
Like everything else, the cost of youth sports continues to climb. But there are ways to cut costs in youth sports. Here’s a few ideas: 1. Be choosy. Try one sport at a time per kid. Overloading kids’ schedules not only tires them out and leave them little time for creative freeplay; it al.... More »
Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development? Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly than…
Several years ago, I moved states. There are a lot things to get in order when you move. The thing I wanted to put off more than anything else was changing my license and tags. I remember wondering why I didn’t want to go the DMV.
While growing up, I had always heard horror stories about it and remembered the way it was always portrayed in movies…
I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. Have you? The breakout success of Serial has made podcasting the hot media item of the moment, and in my case a new halfway decent smartphone has contributed to my newfound podcastphilia.
I’ve been listening to a lot of This American Life, Love + Radio and The Moth, and in the right mood I’ll listen to interviews on Fresh Air or WTF With Marc Maron…