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Sport Administration and Coaching Concerns

What They Worry About. What Parents Can Do About It. We recently surveyed a small group of sport administrators and coaches regarding their “pain points," coaching concerns and priorities. The results were quite interesting and I wanted to share them with you. We asked sport administrators: “When it comes to the parents in your organization,…
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Mealtime and the Sports Family

Eating Together Refuels More Than Calories: Sport families, especially those with more than one child involved, easily fall into the “frantic family” category when it comes to managing schedules.  In some cases children are playing more than one sport per season, which further complicates matters.  Between a parent’s work commitments and the practice/competition demands of their…
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Riding the Pine

On June 2nd, 1925, Wally Pipp, the first baseman for the New York Yankees, showed up for a game and complained of a headache.  The most popular version of the story suggests that due to Pipp’s reluctance to play with a headache, Manager Miller Huggins benched Wally Pipp and put Lou Gehrig at first base.…
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Why Does Your Child Play? It’s as Simple as Pie!

The answer to the question, “Why does your child play this sport?” is not nearly as obvious as it might appear. Have you ever asked your child that question, or have you assumed you knew the answer? Sometimes it actually takes some digging to get the real answer because it’s so easy to just say,…
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