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

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

Are you a procrastinator on a deadline? Try making it harder on yourself + MORE

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. I keep putting it off … I’m a procrastinator, which you might think wouldn’t mix with a deadline-driven business, but deadlines are life-savers for those of us who like to put things off. If not for deadlines, I’d still be.... More »
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Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MORE

With spring almost here and sports kids spending more time outside, young athletes may be distracted by a number of things. When they’re outside, bad weather, mud, barking dogs, birds and other distractions may pull their focus away when playing sports. When kids are distracted, they can’t f.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it. On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... More »
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Review Your Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »

A Simple 7 Step Family Emergency Plan + MORE

  Proverbs 27:12 states, “A prudent person foresees the danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” It is the responsibility of a dad to provide security for his family. The best way to do this is to think worst case scenario and know the threa.... 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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