All parents want their children to have a positive experience in youth sports. Some of us even envision our children growing up and becoming very successful in their sports endeavors. It has become a very tricky balance of finding the right path to this kind of success.
In December, I wrote a blog post about college scholarships that was prompted by an NPR commentary piece by John U. Bacon: To Get a College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books. I then went on to share a personal experience that highlighted some of the points John was iterating in his commentary. The… Read More
Injuries unfortunately are a part of sport and seem to happen at the most inopportune time. As parents and coaches we often find ourselves in what can feel like a high pressure situation just following a players injury. Can our team win the next big game without being at strength? Is that player going to… Read More
NPR published the commentary from John U. Bacon’s talk about College Scholarships. You should listen to it or read it: To Get a College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books. About ten years ago, a family friend invited me to dinner to talk to them and their freshman son about preparing for college soccer…. Read More
I recently had the pleasure of having a conversation with a Head of School and we were discussing some of the correlations between education and athletics. The bulk of the conversation was spent exploring ways for educators and parents to collaborate more on methods of developing children in a more well-rounded manner through both sports… Read More