What was unimaginable just a few weeks ago is now a painful reality. Little League International has cancelled the 2020 Little League Baseball Regional Tournaments and the Little League World Series in Williamsport. At the local level, many communities are still hopeful their little league baseball and softball seasons can take place later this spring […]
I’m a Little League Ball Player and the 2020 World Series Was Cancelled. Now What?
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of 82 regional qualifying tournaments and seven World Series events for Little League International leaving ball players across 84 countries heartbroken. If you are a Little League ballplayer-–baseball or softball–this is a huge emotional loss for you on many levels. Words will not lessen your disappointment. Sadly, […]
The Rise of Flag Football: Tackling the Tough Calls In This Most-Watched Sport
While many of us were focused on the Pro Bowl, a different kind of championship football game was also happening in Orlando: the NFL Flag Football Championships. Held in conjunction with Pro Bowl Week, the NFL Flag Football Championships crowned winners in four divisions: 9-10 Coed, 11-12 Coed, 13-14 Girls and 13-14 Boys. Flag is a […]
Keeping Girls In the Game: Successful Coaches Coach Girls Differently
One of the issues we frequently address is how a lack of fun is increasingly driving our kids out of sports—and girls in particular are dropping out. New data shows girls abandon sports at 1.5 times the rate that boys do. This disproportionate dropout rate shows that we clearly need to better address girls’ challenges and find […]
The Rise of Girl’s Sports: Leveling the Playing Field Leads To Long-Term Success
At just 15 years old, Coco Gauff became the youngest woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association title since 2004 (and the youngest American to do so in 28 years) when she won Austria’s Linz Open on October 13, 2019. While your average 10th grader might not have Coco’s talent, she may have the same […]
Hazing v.s. Team Building. Which High School Sports Report the Highest Incidents Of Hazing?
We’ve all seen the news stories about the aftermath of hazing incidents, when alcohol abuse, humiliation and violent harassment have been inflicted in the name of “team building”. These stories are just a small sampling of a problem that seems to be epidemic in athletics at all levels, from rural high school programs to elite colleges and universities to […]