It has been a truly busy season – in regards to injuries – where I perform my “day job”. I was going over some records that I keep and this season has been the busiest in my 15 years. In fact, when discussing with peers they too have had a high volume of injuries in [R.... More »
With sports consumers seeking out content that isn’t as universally available as it is during the regular and postseasons, the down periods are prime spans to build followings for Featured Columnists.
When pro and collegiate leagues are in the beef of their schedules, the competition is heavy for .... More »
“The homecoming queen kicks winning field goal” is not a headline you frequently see. For that reason alone, please read on. When you are the homecoming queen and you have an important game on your home field, you feel like having a huge burden on your shoulders. That was not the case wi.... More »
What Parents Shouldn’t Do Before a Game
Parents, to boost your kids’ confidence and help them focus prior to games, it’s critical to know what to do and say before a game.
It may not be obvious how to act and what to say. Let’s start with some basic ideas for your pregame behavior:
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We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport.
We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
White House Concussions Summit Urges Action
By Doug Abrams
“We want our kids participating in sports,” says President Obama. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe, and that means we have to have better information.” The President spoke as he opened the first White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussions Summit last Thursday, May 29…
As a newly minted member of the CoachUp Athlete Advisory Council, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel spent two days with CoachUp for his video shoot. We traveled to a few of Noel’s old hangouts including the Everett Recreation Center, Kipo’s Pizza, Lou Diamond’s Barber Shop, and his childhood home…
When Falkville High School’s Bram Miller received his gold medal for winning the Class 1A state high jump title on May 2, the public address announcer told everyone in Selma Memorial Stadium that the sophomore had set a state record by clearing 6 feet, 8 inches.
The state title alone was quite an accomplishment because Bram had practiced with the track team full-time for only two weeks since finishing the spring JV baseball season…
The 1983 Philadelphia 76ers were one of the greatest basketball teams in history. In an era that included two dynasties, the Lakers and Celtics, it was the 76ers that boasted the best record that year. As the playoffs began, the 76ers MVP center Moses Malone made a bold prediction, “Fo’, fo’, fo’”…
Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic is good at finding good writing. He runs the Best of Journalism E-mail Newsletter, with which you get two emails a week highlighting exceptional nonfiction for $1.99 a month.
Last month Friedersdorf published his annual “Best Of Journalism Awards,” which is to say a list of, as the headline says, Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism…
Maintaining confidence can be an elusive thing for the very best professional athletes. So it’s no wonder that many young athletes need support when it comes to their own development in this area.Even highly paid professional athletes go through times when their confidence is quite fragile. A “goal scorer” who doesn’t score for a few games, a baseball player who goes a few games without a hit and suddenly, they start questioning what they’re doing, even wondering if they’ve “lost it”…