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

Introducing Bleacher Report’s 2014 NFL coverage team + MORE

Seattle Seahawks 36, Green Bay Packers 16. And the NFL is underway. Last week we introduced our college football coverage team. Today, here’s the rundown on the NFL roster. Full-timeMatt Bowen (@MattBowen41) The onetime NFL defensive back brings inside-the-NFL player perspective to his analy.... More »

10 Signs You are Coddling Your Young Athlete + MORE

There’s been a lot of discussion in the youth sports world about whether parents and coaches are coddling athletes. So I thought you’d be interested in this post I just published on the Huffington Post Parent Blog yesterday: 10 Signs You are Coddling Your Young Athlete After you’ve.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: The Ongoing Issue of Entitlement with Volunteer Coaches + MORE

Entitlement is another one of those relatively new concepts in youth sports that really didn’t exist when most of today’s sports parents were growing up. Like the concept of travel teams, or burnout, or repetitive use injuries, coaching entitlement is one of those  issues that has sprung up.... More »
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Effort Contributes to Success, A CoachUp Basketball Success Story + MORE

Jacob was an enthusiastic and energetic player on his town’s basketball team. While he worked hard both at practice and home with his father, Bill, he needed a little something more to become the “go-to” point guard on his team. In an effort to find Jacob additional instruction.... More »
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Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A woman develops about half her bone mineral content during her adolescent years, and healthy bone mineral content and bone mass lower the risk for stress fractu.... 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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