Mourning the Loss of the Boy Who Becomes a Man


On the baseball diamond, a mom learns to stop fearing her son growing up.

Preaching Work-Life Balance, Coaches Arians and Wooden Are Role Models For Modern Fathers and Husbands

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Wai Sallas explains that there are still good role models in sports . . . We’re just looking in the wrong place.

Parents Behaving Badly, Part II: The Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves

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Hank Zona tells parents what questions they should ask of themselves to navigate the world of youth sports.

Top Ten Sports Rants for the Ages: Instant Classics of a Different Sort

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Michael Kasdan gathers a Top Ten video playlist of classic sports rants from the NBA, MLB, NFL, and college sports.

The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability


Chris Kyle learned early on that he better man up and sure as hell ‘Don’t cry!’ He learned later that vulnerability makes him stronger.

Abusive Coaches Aren’t Just Men


Despite stereotypes, abuse of student athletes comes from both genders.

Putting Forth the Effort: A Cross-Country Coach’s Encouragement


In the next article in our series on coaches, Aaron Powers shares his memories of Coach J, whose lessons have become part of the writer’s life.

Coaches Who Count: A Marathoner’s Story


Carrie Luger Slayback has set a goal to finish first in her age group at the Los Angeles Marathon next March. Here she recalls the coaches who have pushed her to get there.

Coaching to Greater Heights


In the first post in our series about coaches, Josh Magill talks about the coach who showed him that he was holding himself back.

Coaches: 5/25


Outside of our fathers, they are most often the men who have had the most influence on us. We want to hear from you about the coaches who influenced you—for good and bad—when you were growing up.

Who Says Coaches Can’t Do the Best Locker Room Victory Dances? (Video)


The coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers brings down the house while celebrating a thrilling victory.

Batter Up


My girlfriend’s 15 year old kid had played a year of Little League and hadn’t picked up a bat or glove since. This was an opportunity for us to bond, but the odds were stacked against us.

Coach Crush: 13 Things You May Not Know About the Harbaugh Brothers


Harbowl or Superbaugh? Here are 13 fun facts about the Superbowl coaches.

Bank Walkers and the Code of the Locker Room


There are two types of guys—bank walkers, as they say in Texas, are guys who are unashamed about their nakedness. Drew Diaz on the man code and gym culture.

Every Kid a Winner


The patient coaches of Little League inspire players to walk away from every game, a winner.