between the lines

January 27, 2017

Overbearing parents scare off college recruiters

Parents have a tendency to meddle in their children’s high school teams, lobbying for playing time and preferential treatment. It’s typically part of a campaign to earn a college scholarship for their young athletes, but their efforts may be coun...


December 16, 2016

Editorial: The old leading the new

Senior players are an asset to every team, and coaches who don’t take full advantage of their leadership and influence are missing an enormous opportunity. Over the past decade, any time I’ve spoken with a coach whose team failed to meet expec...