Kids Playing Football Same as Letting them Smoke?!?!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-football-concussions-youth-kass-met-0906-20170905-column.html Another columnist highlighting the crisis I have been writing about for about a year now.  Kass’ statement that “Putting your kids in football would be akin to giving them cigarettes” is sure to draw some criticism.  I feel like it is a little strong, but need to think about it more. What do youContinue reading “Kids Playing Football Same as Letting them Smoke?!?!”

More Honest Contemplation About the Future of Football

This Washington Post article provides more thoughtful consideration about whether kids should play tackle football. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ive-loved-the-football-for-years-but-this-nfl-season-is-making-me-queasy/2017/09/07/1e9f3eb0-9417-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.3ebb51d0b9a0 Brewer is – I think appropriately – critical of the NFL and their role in the future of the sport.  Football is facing a crisis and the leadership at the highest level of the sport doesn’t seem to recognizeContinue reading “More Honest Contemplation About the Future of Football”

Project Play 2020 & Future of Youth Sports Coach Training

Today I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Aspen Institute Project Play Summit.  I was interested in their initiatives to improve youth sports (check out the link to read about the Aspen Institute and the great work they are doing), but specifically as their work relates to youth recreational sport coaching.  There was aContinue reading “Project Play 2020 & Future of Youth Sports Coach Training”