Category: Sports

Win or lose, always thank your referees 10

🏒⚾🏀The importance of sportsmanship

Playing sports helps my kids burn off steam, stay fit, figure out how to get along with others, and learn so many other interpersonal and social lessons. Today I wanted to comment on sportsmanship....

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All I am is a chauffer

I love baseball, but I do not love this year’s baseball season. These are my three sons’ baseball schedules. That picture was from the beginning of the baseball season, when I calculated that in...

How not to be an obnoxious youth sports fan 4

Hey, you in the bleachers…

Before I altered this photo, you could see the most annoying fan ever encountered at a U9 recreational playoff game. She’s between my son (catching) and the batter (white arrows point to her). She...

Personal victories 0

Personal victories

“Who wants to help me write my talk?” I asked the boys. We were sitting at Red Robin after the u9 Championship baseball game (with a trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods squeezed in) talking...

Football coach yelling: It's only a game! 0

Unsportsmanlike conduct in youth sports

It disgusts me to see parents and coaches (or parent coaches) demonstrating unsportsmanlike conduct by yelling at their kids (and other kids) during youth sports. This is a story about a time when I was performing...

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