WOC #19 Sam Walker, Best Selling Author of The Captain Class, The counterintuitive leadership qualities of the men and women who led the greatest teams of all time. + MORE

WOC #19 Sam Walker, Best Selling Author of The Captain Class, The counterintuitive leadership qualities of the men and women who led the greatest teams of all time. + MORE

SEXUAL PREDATORS IN YOUTH SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know – and to Ask

Sadly, you have all heard, of course, about the horrible sexual abuse case that Larry Nasser exacted on hundreds of US gymnasts. This story has made for sickening –and terrifying — headlines for the past couple of years. But the truth is: there are sex abuse cases from across all youth sport.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are We Headed in the Right Direction with Youth and Amateur Sports?

YOU KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND POLITICIANS OFTEN DO “STATE OF THE STATE” SPEECHES? THAT IS, THEY GIVE THEIR CONSTITUENTS A SNAPSHOP OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL POLITICS? WELL, ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, I THOUGHT I’D DO THE SAME KIND OF THING. THAT IS, .... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on the Alarming Exodus of Game Officials, Refs, and Umpires

Following up on Doug Abram’s excellent column from earlier this week, the simple question is: what happens if we can’t find enough refs to work our kid’s games? Mind you, this was never really a concern a generation ago….why? Because back in the day, you never heard about refs, or um.... More »
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... More »
What do the Collingwood Magpies, the New Zealand All Blacks, Barcelona Football Club and the New York Yankees have in common? They’re all members of author Sam Walker’s list of the 16 greatest sports teams ever. It’s not the talent, the coach, or the strategy that made these teams great – it was the Captain…

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Is there a tough season ahead? Sometimes a tough season doesn’t start out that way. It may hit you and/or your child halfway through or even wait until the end to turn sour. But there are often signs at the beginning of the season that it could be hard. If you see any of these…Read More
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