The Real Cost Of Youth Sports

Somehow I managed to go three and a half months without posting anything new.  I need someone out there in the readership to take an active role in nagging me to write something on a more regular basis. An admin colleague sent me this news link to an article lamenting the loss of a once…
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How Do You Define Success?

Before I start typing about my actual topic, let me clarify one thing: I love winning.  I’m not a “purple ribbons for everyone” guy who tries to devalue winning and the importance of winning.  I grew up with a twin brother (daily competition!), and I played and coached multiple sports.  I played on an 0-10…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 3

In my first and second posts regarding sport specialization, I wrote more about the benefits of multiple sport participation than the detriments of specialization.  In today’s post, I want to direct coaches and parents towards data that speaks against specialization. Let me start with a quick recap about the type of specialization that I’m talking…
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Hey Ref!

Before I get started, I feel like I need to offer some Super Bowl thoughts. 1.  The Commercials: As a dad, I really enjoyed the Dove Men’s commercial; the Budweiser puppy/horse/wolves ad made my wife cry; I’d have loved to have been in the Nationwide board room when they decided that was the commercial to…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 2

Before I start with actual content today, I have to share this link first.  My wife and I are both Saturday Night Live nerds.  The cold opening Deflategate parody of A Few Good Men had me rolling.  Feel free to skip to the 3:35 mark where the good stuff begins. My intention this week was…
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