Speaking to various youth sports organizations throughout my career, I'm often floored by the number of stories people will come up and tell me afterward. I kept a diary of all these stories, and as I reflect back they never cease to amaze me.
I believe that as an educator I look at world affairs a little differently than the average or typical citizen. As an educator, I look at what is happening in the nation and in the world and tend to make judgement based on our educational system.
The future of sports may belong to late-bloomers. To a significant degree, it already does. The latest late-bloomer to make news -- in motion in the green sneakers -- is quarterback Carson Wentz. Last week, Wentz became the second pick in the NFL Draft.
Have you, as a parent, ever checked to see who is around to help provide first aid in the event of a serious injury to your child? The coach, you say? Well, before depending on your child's coach, it might be wise to talk to them.
The conclusion of a sports season can be a time of excitement, relief, and suffering for parents of athletes. The excitement comes when your young athletes have just concluded a season that exceeded their (and your) expectations.
Division III, the largest grouping in the NCAA's membership, aspires to be the purist form of intercollegiate athletic competition. As there are no athletic scholarships, all athletes compete for the love of sport.
Our children, our young people, the ones we've been spouting all our positive mottos to, they are the witnesses, and sometimes the imitators, of the most distressing display of all: our blind hypocrisy.
Immature parents are what give youth sports a black eye. These kinds of parents don't anticipate the consequences of their boorish behavior but just act impulsively without thinking. Immature parents don't take responsibility for their behavior but instead blame the referee.
Once the new season started, it seemed like I was experiencing withdrawals. No, wait. It was actual withdrawals. For the past nine years of his life, we were at the rink BEFORE the crack of dawn and many times late into the night.