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Friday, June 25, 2010

Not World Cup But Tempers Flare At 9 Yr. Old Youth Soccer Game: DON'T MISS THIS STORY & RADIO SHOW

Yes, skirmishes between adults do occur at prestigious events like the World Cup, however, ever hear of a fist fight breaking out at a youth sporting event?

Well, that is exactly what happened this past weekend at a girls youth soccer game.

When parental emotions run high during competitive events involving their own kids, volatile situations can result - especially when a situation occurs where one parent sees unfair play that they feel puts their own child at risk.

Now I don't want to add too much of my own flavor to this since it is such a hot topic right now in the Westchester, NY area where AM 1230 WFAS Radio will be covering the topic on this Sunday's morning radio show, "Let Them Play" at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.
If you want to know more about what happened, I encourage you to read the story and responses at the blog here: Let Them Play
And you certainly don't want to miss the show. Here is the link as it is being streamed this Sunday the 27th (8:00 a.m. Central Time):  Listen In to 1230 WFAS
If that doesn't work, try the radio station link here: AM 1230 WFAS Radio and click the Listen Live link near the top, left.
If you are a coach or a parent of young athletes, or just plain interested in what is going on in our youth sports culture, DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WARNING: All Baseball Cheaters Using HGH - Your Time Has Come!!!

Wrigley Field at night.jpgThe article on Reuters, Improved doping test for growth hormone on its way, details a new test that reveals HGH up to two weeks after its use. Prior to this, a test would have to be given within 24 hours of an athlete's use to yield a positive response.

Great news coming from the U.S. edition of (the latest news from around the world) for all honest, ethical, hard working, intrinsically-driven major league ball players - an improved new test for human growth hormone (HGH) is just around the corner.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sports Loses One Of Its All-Time Greats: There Will Never Be Another John Wooden!!!

NCAA Basketball: DePaul vs. UCLA
I could, as so many are, easily feature the extraordinary and unparalleled accomplishments of Coach John Wooden.

Possibly elaborate on how few coaches today, perhaps few men, could ever come close to establishing and encouraging the sound philosophical principles for which Coach Wooden was known.

Maybe even detail his life story based on the numerous accounts of a life that was truly worth living as he gave back to all ten times more than he gained.

However, I think it best to let the Coach speak for himself as his own inspirational words tell a story of a man unsurpassed in thought, unequaled in wisdom.

(Videos in the Linked Post Above)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Inspiration Knows No Gender Bounds: My Top 6 Inspirational Stories of Female Athletes

It was after one of my inspirational speaking presentations (to a high school girl's volleyball program) where I solicited feedback from the coaches attending about what they felt I might change or add to the presentation. All were very complimentary of the message given and thought it exceptionally motivating for their athletes.

However, I persisted, digging a little deeper by asking if there was anything at all, no matter how slight, that would bring even more meaning to the inspiration I provided.

After a moment or two one coach spoke up, asking if I had any stories of female athletes who had inspired. She even brought up my own 5'4" daughter playing volleyball for a top Division I volleyball program (and the adversity she faced in doing so) as an example of someone who their girls would certainly relate to, being that they are, well, all volleyball athletes.


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