Tag: Advice

Olympics: Dr. Stan Frager Show (WGTK 970 in Louisville, Kentucky) to Discuss London Olympics with Kirk Mango

Needless to say, I was excited about my invitation to be on the Dr. Stan Frager Show (out of Louisville, Kentucky) as a call in guest to discuss various topics regarding sports, athletes, and this summer’s London Olympic games. It should be an interesting show, at least I’m hoping it is, so stop on buy this... Read more »

Sports Parenting: A Parent’s Role in Raising Athletes in Today’s Youth Sports Culture-Part II

Guest Post by Brie Isaacson In continuation of Part I:  A Parent’s Role in Raising Athletes in Today’s Youth Sports Culture, here are the last two “pieces of the puzzle” for parents of young athletic offspring. Middle Phase – Middle School Aged Children Effort and Attitude are the most important!  It is the only thing... Read more »

Sports Parenting: A Parent’s Role in Raising Athletes in Today’s Youth Sports Culture-Part I

Guest Post by Brie Isaacson Time changes everything! Last week I took my son Wyatt (7) to baseball practice. I couldn’t help but smile to see what a difference one year makes. It was just last season that a simple bug, airplane or blade of grass could distract an entire team. I stood in amazement... Read more »

High School: Process Over Outcome, Has America Forgotten?

Full Disclosure: This article is a re-post of a piece I did back in June 4, 2009 (and moved to my ChicagoNow blog on March 3rd, 2010) for my personal blog. I thought it timely as it is still something I see continuing in 2012 and beyond.   The first half of this post’s title... Read more »

Opinion Poll: Should High School Athletes be Tested for Recreational Drug Use?

In continuation of the idea and concepts presented in my last piece, Recreational Drug Testing of High School Athletes, Yes or No?, I would like to give others the opportunity to weigh in on the subject. Take a stand using the following poll and feel free to support that stand with a comment or two... Read more »

Recreational Drug Testing of High School Athletes, Yes or No?

To clarify, this “recreational drug testing” I refer to in my title goes well beyond the illegal performance-enhancing drugs I normally discuss. It would include ALL substances that a good number of teens today use to get high; alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy, prescription and nonprescription drugs, and/or anything else that kids are “using” and... Read more »

Becoming a True Champion on The Sports Doctor: WDCB, 90.9 FM

I was delighted to get an invitation from radio show host Dr. Robert Weil (The Sports Doctor) to speak on his show about my forthcoming book (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) Becoming a True Champion:  Achieving Athletic Excellence From the Inside Out (BATC). The show will air tonight, Thursday, 7/14/2011, at 6:30 p.m. We will be... Read more »

Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Robert J. Tozzi Dismisses Genetic Test Claims as Fantasy

In a post last March titled, Attention Sports Parents, Genetic Tests To Determine Sports Superstardom Are Here!!!, I highlighted the new genetic tests available that artfully claim to determine predisposition to athletic prowess, thus, possible athletic stardom. It was in that post I raised my concerns over such testing and the possible consequences that may... Read more »

ATHLETES: Closing The Gap Between Where They Are & Where They Want To Be

Why is it that some athletes are able to improve their abilities, moving ever closer and closer to the goals they set, while others tend to stagnate, seeming to forever stay distant from what they want to achieve? Is there something special the former knows that the latter doesn’t; a viewpoint that puts the successful... Read more »

The Good, Better and Best vs a Master Coach

The good coach works toward having their athletes master one piece of the game. Consideration is given to other aspects; however, the main objective for the good coach is the mastering of that one piece. The better coach works toward having their athletes master several pieces of the game. To them, mastering more than one... Read more »