I'm a longtime sports journalist and author. My recent writing examines the problematic state of youth sports and opens a much-needed discussion among parents, coaches, athletic trainers, recreation professionals and others. My books include:
Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe (2012), a collaboration with Robert Cantu, MD
The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families (2012)
Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids (2009).
My reporting and commentaries also have been published in national media. My articles have appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Time.com. I've been a guest on "Fox and Friends," "Marketplace Money," "Only a Game," the "Dennis Prager Show" and National Public Radio. I also do public speaking and welcome your inquiries.
Since 2013, I have been teaching assistant professor of management at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I teach in GW's nationally recognized sport management program and lead courses in sports law and sports media.
I'm a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland School of Law. My current sports passion is running and I've reached 19 states in my quest to complete a marathon in all 50 states.