WOC #10 Angela Hucles: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Player on Why We Need Introverted Players + MORE

WOC #10 Angela Hucles: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Player on Why We Need Introverted Players + MORE

How I Made Peace with My Child’s Lack of Playing Time

Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »

DISCIPLINE ISSUES: An Ongoing Issue for Parents, Coaches, and Kids + MORE

This is a topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all that much these days. And yet, it’s an issue that continues to be a real concern for coaches, athletic directors, parents, and of course the athletes. I’m talking about the art of disciplining athletes, especially HS and travel team ath.... More »
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Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There’s a common belief that running leads eventually to arthritis in the hips or knees but evidence shows that runners have no increased risk for arthritis and i.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Boys Lax Team Intrudes on Visiting Girls Before Playoff Game

Well, what happened the other day in Yorktown, NY? Depending on who you talk to, there was some sort of dust-up between the members of the Yorktown HS boys lax team…and the Somers HS girls lax team that clearly ruffled some feathers – especially on the Somers side. Many of the Somers parents.... More »
A most interesting conversation with Bob Cook from Forbes Magazine this AM. Bob, who writes a youth sports column entitled Your Kid’s Not Going Pro, was talking about why so many parents feel empowered – almost entitled – to meddle with their coach’s HS or travel coach.
Of course, most coaches have rules in place regarding parents…

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When I first heard about Red Nose Day on May 25, I thought, “Oh, that’s cool. There’s so many kids who need our help in our country and around the world.” But then I dug a bit deeper and learned about all the very practical ways that Red Nose Grants help kids and decided I…Read More
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Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Sport, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. Angela led the U.S. team in scoring with 4 goals in the 2008 Olympics;
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