Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

MORE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERSITY: Every Athlete Will Encounter It – and What You Need to Say

Let me ask you this. What have you have learned, or your kids have learned, from dealing with adversity in sports. And along those lines, when your youngster runs into a setback, how do you – as an adult – let them handle this important life lesson? In my mind, when it comes to kids in sports .... More »
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If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

Have you ever said something to your child you wished you could take back? Between the car ride to the game, the stands, the sidelines, and the car ride home from the game, there’s a lot of damaging words spoken by parents to their athletes. Words can hurt. Words can cause lifelong damage. W.... More »
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Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

This is it. That time of year when it hits you – summer’s in full swing and there’s no school reprieve. Let the “what do we do NOW” chants begin. There is hope, however, for getting through the “dog days” of summer without losing your marbles, your patience or your temper. Let’s tak.... More »

Is “Fear of Missing Out” Ruining Youth Sports?

I remember the day I coached my son TJ’s first soccer game. He was only five, and I was so proud, so excited, and couldn’t wait for him to play the game I loved. There was one problem. He didn’t want to play. When the game was about to start, he said, “Dad I don’t The post Is &.... More »
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »
 
If you’ve been in the world of sports long enough you’ve probably met athletes who are total goofballs. The ones who don’t take the sport too seriously, make jokes or comments to try to make their teammates laugh, and who don’t spend too much time thinking about the sport because they’re just in it for some fun…

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national youth football tournaments 1455123902 958410784 Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MOREThe interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors:

the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at the hands of Jerry Sandusky
the passing of new laws that allow for more proactive, protective measures for children

The federal government took its first step with the National Child Protection Act of 1993, which allowed organizations to perform background checks on people serving children…

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