Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Derek Herber (N. Attleboro, Mass.) + MORE

Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Derek Herber (N. Attleboro, Mass.) + MORE
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If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him: Poynter’s 8 lessons from Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra Yogi Berra said you could learn a lot by watching. You can also learn a lot by listening and reading. Roy Peter Clark collected Eight language lessons from Yogi Berra at, and yes, those lessons come from some of Yogi’s malopropisms, which, Clark points out, often have a .... More »
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Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE

Nick wrote two quick takes on his experiences with TBI recovery and where he stands, currently.  Here they are presented in one post.  We would like to thank Nick for continuing to post from a unique perspective and appreciate the work he has done for us. ========== Adjusting is not quitting. I fi.... More »

“How Do I Let Someone Else Take Over?” + MORE

A parent recently asked me: How do I let go? The million dollar question!        Related Stories5 Simple Steps to Your Child’s Youth Sports Success“How do I Keep My Child Interested in Her Sport?”New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to He.... More »

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

  The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the.... More »

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: The Built-in Value of Used Equipment Banks for Kids + MORE

Used-Equipment Banks: One Way to Reduce Costs and Boost Enrollment  By Doug Abrams Much has been written lately about the escalating costs of playing youth sports, particularly at the travel and elite levels. Commentators have described burdens imposed by interstate travel and lodging, handsomely .... More »

It was the ideal ending to a 17-year coaching career, the sort of final curtain call that coaches imagine as their tenure winds down. In the Massachusetts Division 2 boys track and field championships in New Bedford on June 1, North Attleboro High School earned one point in the 4 x 400 relay, the day’s final event…

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Third of three parts. Read Part 1 and Part 2.
I’ve talked about using your offseason to improve your sportswriting skills by reading everything and taking an online course. Today, one more piece of advice:
Learn a new skill on your own
Maybe you’ve given it a chance and the classroom just isn’t for you, and that’s OK too…

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Across the country, private sports coaching is on the rise.
Athletes and parents have realized just how affordable and accessible one-on-one sports instruction is.  From young athletes to adult exercisers, athletes are escaping the mark-ups of gyms and camps by shifting their training regime from group instruction to personalized and customized coaching…

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Words Your Kids Need to Hear


Take a minute and think about the words you’ve been saying to your kids lately. Are they building them up or tearing them down? Encouraging and validating their identity or lowering their self-esteem? In his book, Words Kids Need to Hear, David Staal shares seven statements you need to make a routine of saying to your kids…

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