My Kid Has A Concussion…Now What?

If your kid has a concussion, I'm sorry. I know what you're going through. My 10-year old suffered a concussion in the spring of 2016. If you're like me, you have a lot of questions swirling around in your mind. I had even more when he suffered a second concussion during the first week of this school year! Playing kickball of all things. Because I had so many questions … [Read More...]

THE DOWNSIDE OF TRAVEL TEAMS

I've had a knot in my stomach for a few hours now. So I figured I'd write about it. My wife sent me a text this morning that said, "Looks like I'm staying home next … [Read More...]

YOUTH SPORTS CLUBS HAVE AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX

  I kinda feel sorry for youth sports organizations. They're so fragile. They lack self esteem and confidence. They have a real scarcity … [Read More...]

Give Your Son Baseball Lessons From Former MLB Players

How would you like to give your son baseball lessons from former MLB pros? I'm talking about personalized, one-on-one, focused attention on your son's swing or pitching delivery. That would be pretty cool, right? Well a very cool batting and pitching app … [Read More...]

FUELING VS. PUSHING YOUR KIDS TO SUCCEED IN SPORTS

One time when I was in high school my friend's car ran out of gas. Luckily we were just down the street from a gas station. We could see it in the distance about a quarter mile away, so we decided to push the car. It was a hot and humid summer night and it … [Read More...]

GRACE: The Best Gift A Sports Parent Can Give

It was extra innings in the championship game of a tournament. There were two outs and a runner on third base. My son Brayden stood at the plate, in his left-handed stance. The pitcher wound up, and came home with the pitch. Brayden watched strike three … [Read More...]

Chill Out, Your Kid’s Not Going Pro

This is a guest post from my friend Max Wolter. Max covers sports at TheRenaissanceFan.com. The goal of The Renaissance fan is to explore the relationship between fans and the sports, movies, and culture they follow.  Another Little League season will … [Read More...]

I Hope I Didn’t Screw Up: A Letter From A Sports Dad To His Kids

I'm a proud Sports Dad to three athletic, sports-loving boys (ages 13, 10 and 9) and a 17-month old little girl who's interests are still TBD. In case I get run over by a Zamboni and don't make it to see how my boys turn out in 10-20 years, I wanted to … [Read More...]