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Don’t let germs join your team

November 15, 2014 Of all the youth sports seasons, winter is naturally when the majority of kids on a team get sick at one point or another. more »»

 
 
 
One play sums up career

April 2, 2014 It was senior night at the gym and all of the graduating players were escorted to center court by their parents to ovations like they had never heard before. more »»

Golf can be fun in small spurts at any age

April 2, 2014 Just a few days prior to my annual pilgrimage to Hilton Head Island for four days of golf with uncles and cousins, I broke down and bought a new set of clubs...for my 5-year-old son. more »»

Before youth sports start up again, take time to reflect

August 7, 2013 August is sort of a “blah” month in the youth sports world. Camps are mostly over, fall practices have yet to begin, and we have to face the fact that summer is rapidly coming to an end. more »»

American Tradition in Sports

June 28, 2013 Baseball, hot dogs and apple pie are all American traditions. On July 4, we celebrate America’s birthday. more »»

What will happen to Little League?

March 28, 2013 The other night, I had a discussion with a former coaching colleague about whether the overwhelming popularity of travel baseball will someday replace Little League and other community sports leagues. more »»

Be Honest About Kids' Sports Potential

February 15, 2013 When talking sports potential, honesty is best policy between parent, child While watching a Division I college basketball game last week, my high school-aged son (10th grade) asked that one questio... more »»

Bowling is a great alternative to traditional winter sports

December 6, 2012 It dawned on me the other day as I was watching a very competitive Special Olympics bowling tournament that the sport is one most people really don’t consider a serious sport. more »»

Who has time for school?

September 4, 2012 Once the fall youth sports season begins, priorities quickly shift. more »»

Youth Teams Should Give Back

August 1, 2012 We read about professional athletes giving back all the time. It’s almost become an expectation; a responsibility; an obligation. Fortunately most who do give back do so for none of those reasons. more »»

Let kids enjoy summer

May 31, 2012 The other night my neighbor had his 11-year-old son in the backyard taking swings in a makeshift batting cage. The boy’s baseball season had just ended the night before. more »»

Hustling to first base is important, but so are Oreos

May 4, 2012 “I paid good money for you to play and you are going to hustle whether you’re tired or not and whether you want to or no. more »»

First-year players look up to coaches

March 29, 2012 I never would have thought a high-five could mean so much to a child, but then I read a friend’s Facebook entry saying that her son looks forward to getting rewarded by a high-five from his tee ball... more »»

Safety must always be the first priority

February 23, 2012 For those of you watching some spring training games and wondering why the sun is reflecting off the baseball caps worn by the base coaches, it’s because they aren’t made of cloth, they are helmets. more »»

Let Kids Consider a Change in Sports

February 23, 2012 It’s that time of year when pitchers and catchers report to their warm-weather destinations while we here at home continue to only dream of sunshine, green grass and cool spring breezes. more »»

Keep kids active over the holidays

December 2, 2011 Most recreational youth sports teams, unless they are very serious and play in a holiday tournament, are off for probably the week before Christmas until the week after New Year’s Day. more »»

Answers to common mid-season questions

October 7, 2011 At this point in the season, parents usually start questioning some of the tactics of their children’s youth sports coaches. more »»

Support the local All-Stars

June 29, 2011 This time of year is an exciting for the thousands of kids around the country who are selected to play on their league’s baseball or softball all-star team. more »»

All-Star Teams Can Be Overrated

June 16, 2011 The votes are in, the phone calls made and your son or daughter never gets one. What it means: He or she was not selected for the all-star team. more »»

Which game should you attend?

April 28, 2011 Any parent with more than one child has faced the dilemma of having to choose one activity over another. more »»

With Sports Equipment, You Often Get What You Pay For

April 1, 2011 My wife proudly came home the other day with a bag full of new wiffle balls. When I asked her where she bought them, she replied, “At one of those bargain dollar stores.” My expression said it all. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Letter from the Publisher

Moms Can Be Bullies Too

August 22, 2013 I?went back to work when my first child was five weeks old. I wasn’t happy about it, but it was a financial necessity and I did what needed to be done. more »

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