Don’t Be A Helicopter Parent

5 out of 5 psychologists believe that it is better for parents to be involved with their children than to not be involved.  Actually, I made that statistic up, but I am pretty confident those stats are accurate. There is however, a line that parents should try not to cross in their children’s everyday lives and in their athletic careers. That line separates a parent from being a supportive role model or being known as a “Helicopter Parent”.

http://usatodayhss.com/2015/recruiting-column-dont-be-a-helicopter-parent#sthash.GXfXb28G.uxfs&st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/TRJLxcnl6L

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Central To Face Speedy Rams

For the sixth consecutive season, the Pickerington High School Central football team will travel more than an hour to play its opener.

The Tigers hope their trip to play Trotwood-Madison at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Huber Heights Wayne in the Backyard Blitz will be a bonding experience like it was last year when they beat Goose Creek (S.C.) 14-7 at Centerville in the same event on opening weekend.

http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/pickerington/sports/2015/08/25/football-central-to-face-speedy-rams.html

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Personal Trainers for Prep Athletes: Is There Value?

Rashan Gary explodes off the line, then uses a meaty forearm to propel the offensive tackle backward and to the right before Gary makes a quick move to the left to knock down the tackling dummy at Nike’s The Opening football camp last month in Oregon.

The move is emblematic of the talent that makes Gary, a defensive tackle for Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/personal-trainers-for-prep-athletes-is-there-value-br.html?eid=61619403&bid=1156965

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A Letter From a Volunteer Coach

Very interesting perspective from a volunteer coach:

http://barrieminorhockey.net/Articles/5393/Letter_from_a_Volunteer_Coach/

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Ohio State Tweet on Multi-Sport Recruits Questioned

It began with a tweet that went viral – a chart claiming that 42 of the 47 recruits signed by Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer were multi-sport athletes in high school. That started an Internet discussion: If college coaches such as Meyer seem to prefer multi-sport athletes, why do so many high school athletes specialize in one sport?

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/web-social/ohio-state-tweet-on-multi-sport-recruits-questioned-br.html?topic=1,600&eid=61619403&bid=1064563

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Dean Smith Leaves Trust Fund For UNC Former Players

Dean Smith makes a touching last impression on his former players by providing each of them a check upon his death:

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/dean-smith-unc-will-trust

 

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Bill Would Allow Prep Transfers, May Replace FHSAA

Proposed legislation working its way through the Florida House of Representatives could eventually lead to high school athletes transferring virtually at will, and it would create a new governing body for high school athletics.

On Thursday, the House Education Committee is scheduled to hear the Extracurricular Activities Bill. Under the proposed bill, students would be eligible to play sports at schools outside their designated zone and school district if enrolled by the start of practice for their sport.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/bill-would-allow-prep-transfers-may-replace-fhsaa-br.html?topic=2,100&eid=61619403&bid=1036417

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Breaking Down the Budget

How does an NCAA Division I athletic department generate and dole out $89.6 million? Here’s a look at the budget at the University of Iowa.

According to KCRG-TV9, the biggest source of income for the Hawkeye athletic department during the 2014-15 fiscal year is the Big 10 conference. Television revenue from the conference’s broadcast partners, as well as the money divided between conference members from NCAA playoffs and tournaments, adds up to $30.7 million. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said that this money, most of which comes from television, “has allowed [our department] to become self-sustaining.”

http://athleticmanagement.com/content/breaking-down-budget

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Coaches Suspended For Purposely Losing Tournament

MURFREESBORO – Coaching responsibilities of two Rutherford County girls basketball coaches were suspended Wednesday, four days after their teams purposely tried to lose a district tournament consolation game.

“Good athletic coaches possess skills that maximize the players’ skills, strategize winning game plans, instill self-discipline and impart the value of teamwork to reach a common goal,” Rutherford County Schools director Don Odom said in a release. “Players also learn skills that build integrity and character, primarily by how their coach models before them. In these last two areas, we failed last Saturday evening.”

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/coaches-of-tanking-girls-basketball-teams-suspended.html?topic=2,200&eid=61619403&bid=1019931

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Are Youth Sports Evil?

Very interesting article – see if you agree

Little League is immoral.

And, furthermore, all youth sports are bad for our kids and nearly every team our children play on is run by criminals.

If you were exposed to enough coverage this week in the wake of the Jackie Robinson West scandal, you couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the demonization of sports.

It’s not the first time. It will not be the last.

This pops up every now and then, and we should neither be surprised by the disgraceful behavior of a few nor the absurd overreaction by those who have never understood the benefits of sports in the lives of young people.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/recreation/opinion-youth-sports-are-not-the-evil-of-our-time-br.html?topic=4,200&eid=61619403&bid=1013608

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