NYSCA Coach of the Year's amazing spirit impacting lives
Are you miserable in your job? Depressed about your bank account? Constantly complaining about the stock market, gas prices and the economy?
Well, if you were lucky enough to spend some time with Eddie Garcia like I was recently, you'd realize these pretty minor things that we allow on a daily basis to tick us off and get us down just aren't worth it.
BMI Letters: Shameful or Useful Tool?
Did you hear about the lady in North Dakota who, instead of handing out treats to visiting Halloweeners, gave out a letter letting their parents know she believed they were overweight and shouldn't be receiving candy?
This isn't the first use of a letter to inform parents of their child's weight status. Schools have been using the BMI and what many refer to as "fat letters" for years.
5 tips for a great season of youth sports
The days leading up to a new sport season can be exciting. Children are eager to meet their coach and look forward to playing with their friends, as well as making new friends. So what can you do to keep this fun, exciting momentum going and ensure a positive experience? Read on for some tips for a great youth sports season.
Post-game handshake ban idiotic
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association recently sent a directive to its member schools that left me wondering how an intelligent group of people could come up with a decision that is – and there is simply no polite way to say it – just downright idiotic. You see, the group has banned post-game handshakes.
American (Athlete) Idols Peddle Products to Kids and Teens
Not too long ago, I wrote about what professional athletes are feeding your kids, where I explored the impact of food endorsements by professional athletes on children and teenagers. When kids see well-known athletes advertising food products like soft drinks, cookies or fast food, it changes their behavior. They ask for those foods, buy them and eventually prefer to eat them.
Top 10 things to include on your youth sports website
A youth sports program’s website can be a key tool for keeping parents and coaches informed, recruiting new participants and even earning revenue! Too many leagues and recreation departments are missing out on major opportunities with their program websites.
Learn about the 10 things that should be included on your site to better serve the participants, families, community and your program.
More than a "real" job
Raising the bar for youth sports administrators is essential because these are the folks who ultimately oversee youth sports in any given community. To date more than 2,800 professionals have earned the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential by successfully completing the Academy for Youth Sports Administrators.
It's time to dunk the munchkins
It's that time of year again when Indian summer eases into Fall, leaves change color and fall, and soccer fields are filled with young kids running around, kicking the ball and...eating donuts?
Rebecca's suicide tragic reminder of nation's bullying epidemic
Rebecca Ann Sedwick will never have the chance to dance at a prom, walk down the aisle or raise kids of her own.
Rebecca, if you haven’t heard, is the 12-year-old Lakeland, Fla., youngster who was so relentlessly and savagely bullied that instead of heading to school one day last week she went to an abandoned concrete plant, climbed a tower and jumped to her death.
It all starts with education, not science
Even if you are just an average baseball fan, you probably have heard of Tommy John surgery. For those who may not be familiar with it, the surgery is a procedure that replaces an injured elbow ligament with a tendon taken from elsewhere in the body.
And unfortunately, data is showing there is an alarming trend in more and more young players undergoing this surgery.