If you’re anything like us, you’re probably fascinated by the variety of speed sport competitions to watch during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. It’s exhilarating to imagine the immense speed, risk and reward experienced by the incredible athletes participating in these sports! Today, as you decide which Olympic events to watch, some might be asking […]
Here we find ourselves again, welcoming a new year and all it will bring into our lives. About 45% of Americans take this opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the year by making New Year’s resolutions; whereas, 38% of Americans never set specific goals for the New Year. It’s easy to see why so many people […]
Joining a team can be an exciting time for a young athlete, a time where they develop their athletic skills, strengthen their sense of responsibility, and create lasting friendships. Unfortunately, in order to become part of the team, many young athletes have to take part in a practice known as hazing.
It is regretful that the “culture of sport” is often associated with negative aspects of being on a team — such as hazing and locker room bullying. These long accepted and in some cases even defended behaviors do anything but foster positive sport experiences for their victims.
Coaches have to juggle many demands — managing a team, training athletes on skills, creating and teaching plays in the game, and knowing what to do in the event of an injury. Now, thanks to technology, coaches can manage all of these duties from their smartphone or tablet. Check out our recommendations for the best […]
Maybe you saw the storyline on the first season of Friday Night Lights. Brian “Smash” Williams, the star running back for the Dillon Panthers, was told by a recruiter that he had to be stronger if he was going to make it into college football. In an act of desperation, Smash turned to steroids. He […]
On Veterans Day, we want to take the opportunity to give thanks to our nation’s true heroes – the men and women who selflessly dedicate their lives to service in the armed forces. These veterans sacrifice so much and portray the true meaning of bravery and courage.
Every kid at some point in their life dreams of making that basket, pinning that opponent, hitting a home run, or accomplishing great things in any sport. Of course, winning isn’t everything, but feeling that moment of greatness is still the stuff of which dreams are made.
We are back in the office after a wonderful (and busy) few days in Malibu, California for the “Doping and the Culture of Sport: Law, Science, Money and Ethics” symposium at Pepperdine University. Convening experts from around the world, this symposium was unique in that it brought together a variety of perspectives on doping — scientists, […]
For winning, that is. The one aspect of youth sports over which you have the LEAST control, it turns out, also happens to be the least important part of coaching youth. In fact, a study conducted by Michigan State found that 90% of kids said they would prefer to actually get playing time on a losing team […]