Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Alex Norwood (Conyers, Ga.) and Schuyler LaRue (Maryville, Tenn.) + MORE

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Alex Norwood (Conyers, Ga.) and Schuyler LaRue (Maryville, Tenn.) + MORE

The Talent That Whispers + MORE

The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good, but not an The post The Talent.... More »

Sourcing: A primer on Bleacher Report’s standards for second-hand info + MORE

Sourcing is an important facet of writing for Bleacher Report. Like most media outlets today, B/R relies heavily on secondhand information, so it’s vital that we attribute our sources properly to give credit where it’s due. The Attribution Guidelines are a handy reference point, but here.... More »

WWE John Cena is a Make-A-Wish Legend + MORE

John Cena is known as one of the two greatest WWE athletes of all times. With 25 championships and 16 world champion reigns, there is only one more player in the spot who has equaled his feat. He has been more than a wrestler, a movie star, a rapper and a reality show host. He […] The post WWE.... More »
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Layups and Life Lessons: 7 Messages for Youth Basketball + MORE

The new shoes are laced up. The old bicycle pump remedies the under-inflated ball after a long search for the needle. The sound of dribbling is heard with rhythmic regularity. It can only mean one thing. Basketball season has begun. Basketball is the most popular youth sport At YMCA’s, school .... More »
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How To Stay Calm and Composed in Competition + MORE

In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about staying calm and composed in competition. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do yo.... More »

As we head into the last month of the school year (at least for some of us), parents start asking each other, "Hey, what is your kid doing this summer? ("Translation for non-Texans: "What sports is your child playing this summer?")

As lots of sports parents know, summer does not always mean fun and hanging out by the swimming pool anymore…

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Lots of smarter people than I am have already chimed in with their thoughts and opinions about the racist comments from the Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling.
But from a sports parenting perspective, this is actually a golden opportunity to talk to your young athletes about the issue of racism. It’s a real teachable moment…

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May Basic Training: Get Fit


Wow! May Basic Training is here already. It doesn’t seem too long ago that we began this journey to become a better dad in 2014. But here we are ready to kick off May’s training. Congratulations on sticking around and adding new habits each month. If you are new to All Pro Dad Basic Training, click here to catch up…

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Sixteen-year-old Atlanta-area first baseman Alex Norwood hit a dramatic grand slam in a winning cause on March 21, but his truly game-changing hit was none that never appeared on the scoreboard.

In a junior varsity game at Newtown High, the Rockdale County High junior came through in the clutch in a way that mattered even more when, between the second and third innings, home plate umpire Woody Reagin suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed…

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Rick Reilly has announced he’s giving up his ESPN column in June, but he published a piece last week that reads like a valedictory.
I confess I’m not a fan of Reilly, who I find is often sentimental, lazy and out of touch. Even in this piece, he refers to “my five decades of sports writing…

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