We’ve known for a long time that the youth sports environment is toxic. You hear the news stories – in Colorado this summer, for example, a brawl broke out amongst parents following a baseball game for 10-year-olds.
Danny Almonte was the star of the 2001 Little League World Series. In three games, the lanky, fireballing pitcher from the Bronx gave up three hits, one run (unearned) and struck out 62 of the 72 batters he faced.
Is there anything a parent can do from the sidelines to help a child play a better game? We’ve all read about parents who yell and get into fights at their children’s games. But how are parents supposed to behave […]
The point of kids playing sports, says youth sports consultant and dad/coach Luis Fernando Llosa, is to have fun and get exercise. End of story.
Coaches and parents need to confront negative social dynamics each and every time they surface in order to create a safe haven for each member of the team.
They play to have fun, make friends, develop skills, and discover their own creativity, but too often we see children enact and mimic adult-sanctioned or tolerated behavior on the field of play.
It’s up to us as parents to ensure that our young athletes follow properly balanced preseason and in-season training and conditioning programs in order to proactively prevent injuries.
The shift in parents questioning the too much, too soon, too hard, too young culture has been remarkable.
America’s children are being robbed of their childhood. It’s as simple as that. Play used to be the way we discovered ourselves and explored the world around us. Perhaps it was at a sandlot, where–glove in hand–we argued with friends, […]
Corey Gahan was a champion in-line skater at 13. Then his dad put him on a regimen of steroids and HgH.
SI’s Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim, on the scene for the Florida raids, continue to report on the ongoing investigation that promises to rock sports
Operation Gear Grinder shut down a flourishing drug business in a BALCO-scale investigation of major steroid trafficking
Fleeing Venezuela for a better life and a chance to pursue his dream, Jhonattan Vegas found happiness in Texas, thanks to a far-reaching support group that has been with him every step of his journey.
On a midsummer day in 2007, as the young Argentine golfer Andres Romero boarded a hotel elevator in Akron, Ohio, an unexpected passenger trailed him in.
Antonio Margarito was finishing his third set of abdominal crunches on a breezy evening in late April when he was told of the confrontation unfolding on the street outside the Gimnasio Azteca. The newly crowned IBF welterweight champion bounded up […]
Born a survivor, Valero wants to test his skills against Pacquiao