youth sports

November 19, 2015

Survey: Should youth athletes be given participation trophies?

In October, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether participation trophies should be awarded to youth athletes, an act that some feel has created a culture of entitlement among kids. Here are the results of the survey along with some of th...

September 22, 2015

Mike Matheny’s letter to parents

* This excerpt, published originally at MikeMatheny.com, is from St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's book, The Matheny Manifesto. This letter was written in 2009 to a group of parents who wanted him to coach a youth team. Here, he outlined the...

August 17, 2015

James Harrison voices opposition to ‘participation trophies’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison doesn't believe in "participation trophies," a fact made abundantly clear this weekend when he forced his kids to return a couple of awards they brought home from a sports competition. Harrison said vi...

May 7, 2015

‘Friday Night Tykes’ sets third season in Pennsylvania

The Esquire Network is bringing Friday Night Tykes back for another season, this time set in western Pennsylvania. [caption id="attachment_12011" align="alignright" width="256"] Plans were announced for a third season of Esquire Network's Friday ...