Posts tagged "Perspective"

ESPN Radio: "Hey Coach Tony" Discusses Differences In Mom's & Dad's Vision Of The Youth Sports Equation

ESPN radio host Tony Fiorino is offering a Mother’s day gift for all those moms, and women coaches, interested in expressing their feelings regarding their experiences as a youth sports parent and/or coach. Whether these experiences have all been positive or not–running the gamut from one end of the spectrum to the other, he wants... Read more »

What Does It Mean To Truly Succeed?

A tough question for anyone to answer as definitions can come from just about any angle. There are some who measure true success simply by the amount of money one makes, and I suppose that is one measure of success. Others would consider the level of higher education one achieves as “making it” (PHD, MBA,... Read more »

Parents Gone Bad: Fight Breaks Out At Youth Football Game

Not that long ago I had the opportunity to talk with Tony Fiorino, host of the Let Them Play radio show (in Westchester, New York), about a confrontation he had with a parent from an opposing team after some flagrant play aimed at his daughter. Tony was able to circumvent the situation and walk away,... Read more »
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What should be done about high school sports when district budgets need trimming?

What should be done about high school sports when district budgets need trimming?
Based on the budgetary climate of our current school districts, and economy, what direction should be taken regarding maintaining/keeping high school sports as an integral part of the high school experience for youth.   poll by twiigs.com   Poll regarding these pieces:   Part I: Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High... Read more »

Part II: Playing College Sports Is Like A "Job" - Perspective Makes All The Difference

Part II: Playing College Sports Is Like A "Job" - Perspective Makes All The Difference
In Part I, I detailed a discussion my friend Jim and I had on the way home from a tennis match. This discussion centered its focus on the differences between our perspectives on our collegiate sports experiences compared to many of today’s youth and their parents’ perspective. My purpose in the first piece was to help... Read more »

Part I: Playing College Sports Is Like A "Job" - Perspective Makes All The Difference

Part I: Playing College Sports Is Like A "Job" - Perspective Makes All The Difference
Not long ago, I was on my way home from a club tennis match with a friend of mine, a team member, and we struck up a conversation regarding our own personal experiences and perspectives on college athletic participation. We were both college athletes, he was a baseball player at SIU and I a gymnast... Read more »
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