How Youth Coaches Can Lose Players’ Respect Quickly: Throw a Game
By Doug Abrams
In Tennessee girls basketball action last week, Riverdale High School faced Smyrna High School in a district tournament match-up. Both teams tried their hardest all game. The trouble was that, obeying their he.... More »
“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children.
In parenting today, we are encouraged to focus so absolutely on our children’s happiness, self-esteem, and emotional h.... More »
We spent five weeks searching for the answer to the question: Who is the greatest fictional coach? The people have spoken! Mickey Goldmill received 52% of the vote compared to Eric Taylor’s 48%. Click play, and read up on Mickey Goldmill, the greatest fictional coach of all time. (SEE FULL BR.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis
The exact pathways that cause concus.... More »
Over the last couple of weeks, Matt Stanmyre and his colleague Chris Baxter of NJAdvanceMedia (NJ.com) unleashed a series of investigative columns examining why so many hundreds of HS, college, and local park and rec fields — all covered with beautiful lush green artificial turf – is see.... More »
Summer is here! Which means fun in the sun, longer days, and no school for your kids. Wait, no school for your kids? Kids at home all day long, and daylight until well after 9pm. This could pose some challenges for your productivity, and sleep.
While your kids sleep in, you still have to wake up early to be at work…
I have been coaching my kids for almost 10 years now. I started by coaching my daughter, then as my sons grew to the age where they could play sports I began coaching them. It’s been a great experience, and I couldn’t imagine it any other way.
I’ve thought about, and wrote about, what it’s like coaching my kids…
Dr. Louis D’Aquila has crafted a fine cautionary tale entitled, DADDY, IT”S ONLY A GAME.
The plot line centers on a very talented HS soccer player named Jennifer who, at the end of a heated HS game, is the innocent victim of a vicious punch from an opposing player during the traditional post-game handshake line-up…
Two quick notes in the wake of Luis Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s win over Italy Tuesday: First, the memes have been disappointing. Come on, internet.
Second, if you hadn’t already read Wright Thompson’s May 14 ESPN the Magazine piece Portrait of a Serial Winner, now would be a good time…