The Busting Sports Bubble

Well, we now know how Landis made his remarkable comeback on a bad hip. Talk about not living up to the legacy of Lance Armstrong who truly defeated the odds and won the old fashioned way - hard work, exercise and dedication. There is no doubt that steroids are out there. There is no doubt that kids are also using them, too. It amazes me that elite athletes brazenly dope up for competition … [Read more...]

This just in: Kids need to play!

This just in: play is good for our kids. Have we become that insecure as a country that we actually need scientists and experts to tell us that time to play is an important part of childhood? On some level, we all know our kids need more unstructured play time but the time that really matter is the amount of physical activity. A study released in last week's Lancet shed light on the many … [Read more...]

PlayBall! Stopping the youth sports train before it crashes.

It is impossible to not have spring sports fever with the Red Sox home opener finally here! The start of a new pro season always gives our kids new dreams for their beloved team and players, and fantasies of their own sports success someday. My 8 year old loves to pretend she is “little Poppy” when batting in our backyard as she practices for her first softball season. But those are just kid … [Read more...]