17 Burst results for "Rick Wolf"

"rick wolf" Discussed on WBAI

WBAI

08:56 min | 1 year ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WBAI

"You think that the the fact that we're in the streets that we are concerned now about workers, and we have more whistleblowers. You heard about the nurse who Who just came forward about the history activities that were being done in an ice detention center. You know, more and more people are coming forward and are, um, undaunted in their their search for equality today. Now talk about that. Talk about the developments that you see. Now in culture, people rising up I think what I'm seeing and what I would urge others to become aware of. Is a massive and extremely important shit. In the consciousness or the culture, in other words, over the last 50 years, and of course, I'm exaggerating a bit to make the point over the last 50 years when people identified a problem. Whether it was racism or sexism or the degradation of our natural environment. Whatever it wass, they tended to Goto work on that particular problem. And to focus themselves on that particular problem, And they shied away from saying that it wasn't just this particular problem, but that the whole system Was the difficulty that had to be addressed. They shied away because that was a legacy of the Cold War. They were afraid of being called a disloyal or reds or whatever it wass and that Hubble the opportunity for the different movements toe work together, it hobbled the opportunity for people to be Connected to one another and want a change off the system that could and would address all of their concerns. They didn't have the unity without which the change we need tohave. Won't come, and I see that changing everywhere. When the black lives matter, hopes begin to talk about capitalism. That's a broadening A wonderful broadening off sharing and bringing a diverse people together. When you see folks understanding the link that the same government that is burning, literally burning up the West Coast is the same government that is abusing immigrants is the same government. It is UN prepared to protect the public health. You're beginning to see the linkages and when that happens, and when the people who are victims And critics ofthe system are able to say so and to be able to be welcomed in the movement for change, then you're beginning to get that assembling off people that makes a system actually be changed, and that's what we need, and it is a very heartening To see the movement in that direction. And in the last part of your book, you consider the possibilities for changing the system as a whole. So it's not all depressing. Not at all. I think I think I'm I'm optimistic. I think That? Yes, it's dark these days. I don't want to deny it. We have a government that is literally out of control that is in away some of the worst right wing. Mentality that we always knew was there but never expected to be in a position of power. Uh, I don't want to deny any of that. But it is having the effect of teaching And provoking masses of people into understanding and into action, and that's part of what is going on. There's a complicated linkage as the system falls apart as the middle of the political spectrum, whether it's the Bush family or the Clinton family, and all they represent As the people leave loyalty, that kind of politics that brought us to this mess. Yes, Some of them go to the extreme right. A growing number are going to the left. That's what Alexandria Okada or tens of represents what Bernie represented. There's more and more movement. No one thought these people would have the echo in the American population. They have shown that they have that's not going to go away. So, yes, I am optimistic and the book price identify what the signs are of a movement adequate. At this moment in a declining capitalist and by we're speaking with Professor Rick Wolf, author, most recently of the sickness in the system. Professor before we move on to W B. I listener calls to 092877. Can you talk a little bit about the distractions that were put forth by the government distractions that were Put in place just to serve as a cover for those who were really benefiting and getting relief. Um, such as that $600 a week that was being given to people who were who lost their jobs and then taken away and other other reforms and benefits that were given and then taken away while something else was going on underneath. Can you explain? Sure, the best way to explain about the unemployment is to say two things were going on number one. There was a terrible fear. In the ranks of the people who run this country. The CEOs the big corporations that the pandemic combined with the capitalist crash, the worst of the three. We've had this That started in February that there would be the decision by private employers. Faced with the pandemic, faced with the crash to lay off launch numbers of people, which they did more than 55 million Americans since the last week of March, have had to file for unemployment compensation. Now, some of them are backto work, but we still have tens of millions that are out of work. Let me drive home to the all of the listeners to this program. They were given an extra $600 because of the fear that putting that many people out of work and asking them this alive on the pittance that most unemployed people, yes. Would have been to create a massive backlash that threaten the whole system. That's another sign. Yes, right. You know it's another side. Here's a way to understand that in Germany, the unemployment went from 5% in March. 26%, which it is today in Germany, and by the way in France in Italy in other countries, they didn't dare throw millions of people out of work. And the reason they did in those capitalist countries is that they're working class. Is organized. They have strong unions. They have strong socialist communists and anti capitalist political parties. And if had dared to throw millions of people out of work, those millions of people would have gone into the streets in those countries and those countries would have come to a much sharper stop. And the pandemic had ever achieved for them. And so they didn't dare. And it's just a sign of what the work is that we have to do in America that in this country, they did care. They realized how dangerous the risk wass that they were taking. So what they did was give that $600 but terribly afraid that that money which is Driving the government into deep debt, given how much it is giving to corporations. It's borrowing like we've never seen before. In peace time, the government under Mr Trump the biggest efforts it's we've ever had by these so called Conservative Republicans. They're terribly afraid that as the debts of the government so up, and as we all understand that our taxes are simply paying the interest to the rich lent to the government that there's going to be trouble and they don't want that deficit to be big. They don't want the government to be oppressed by the people to go and get them to pay the taxes. Finally that they've never paid the rich and the corporations because of the debts, so they want to scale down the debts. And of course, they don't want to do that by depriving themselves of government support, so they want to cut 600 back to 300. It's an unspeakable abuse of the mass of people..

Germany UN Professor Rick Wolf Professor Mr Trump Alexandria Okada West Coast America Bernie Bush Clinton France Italy
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Hi, everybody and welcome to this week's edition of Rick Wolf Sports, and I'm your host, Rick Wolf, and I'm coming to you live from the W. F A N studios on Hudson Street here in Lower Manhattan. It's because, like so many of you my power Internet cable was knocked out this past week due to the storm, and I honestly don't think I'm going to be back online until maybe Tuesday on pay Con Ed. I know you're working hard, but please don't forget about me. I'm waiting for you in the dark. On any event, you know, it's the whole thing with the power outages on DH People live in New York know about this Connecticut jersey. It's just really maddening. There's just gotta be a better way. To somehow prepare for these storms and not to be out of out of the off line for a week at a time. Well, and even now we know that schools in New York are going to be open in September. Well sports parents, educators and coaches. Are now having to figure out what they're going to do when it comes to high school sports. That is no schools, according to Governor Cuomo. They're gonna be opening full steam ahead, whether in person in the classroom teaching or with a mix of hybrid with virtual warning, or just total virtual warning. A lot depends on individual school districts. Aunt. Of course, Education always comes first preached that on the show for many, many years, we know that and of course, sports is an extracurricular activity on obviously, if your kids of all playing sports, you're desperate to know what's going to happen. We know there are a lot of moving parts. But on today's show I want to hear from coaches and teachers and sports parents. About what they're thinking about what they're going to do in this situation. What are you going to do? What do you going to decide? Are you gonna let your kids go back to school? What about your athletes? And quite frankly, why is there still so much reluctance? To postpone high risk sports till later in the school year. I mean, that's what we're doing in many states already California, Oregon, Delaware and so on, and we just heard, of course, that the Mac conference is going to be a Division one football program. They're going to push phone their football until the spring. 1877337 66 66. Let's get into this because now we're getting to the middle of August, and now we have to make some decisions of your sports parent. Or if you're a coach or a teacher. I want to know what you're thinking about. Again. We already know a lot of college football conferences on programs, shutting down for the fall with other sports. So What is that gonna happen with high school sports? What? Why are we hanging on with this Howard College athletes who aren't in any bubble. How are they different in terms of being protected from high school athletes? So let's let's get into this friends. I want to know what you're thinking here because it's time to come make a decision. It's a simple is up and the later only our I want to talk about the world of youth and amateur sports. What they're going to look like after the pandemic is finally corralled. That is, I want to look ahead past this fall and how our sports obsessed culture might change. I mean, we all know the medical experts say that the virus perhaps is never going to go away fully. That means that we are our kids. We're gonna have to learn how to routinely, where masks wash our hands and keep socially distant. Not just now, not just for a few more months, but down the road. It all sounds very, very simple, very straight for except for the fact that for most media reports Well here in New York, and I guess the most part in the city and we're doing a pretty good job of this, but another state's not so good. And quite frankly, we seem to be good at this for A little while and then we seemed to lose moment. No interest there, mo mentum. One thing is for sure, though, as much as we'd like to return to the good old days of sports in this country. If we're going to keep this virus at bay, we and our Children are going to have to change our ways not just now, but for the future as well or at least until there is a full and safe. And affect the vaccine in place, but again. That hasn't happened yet. So why take the risk? Especially when we keep hearing that a possible vaccine isn't that far off. Wouldn't you want to wait a few more months for vaccine? Take a chance now with your sports. Especially for the perspective of teachers. My wife is a former English teacher who taught for many years in the classroom. And or she hears from her former colleagues. How how scared they are to go back into the classroom and teach kids who may be carrying disease and who could blame the teachers? Of course. Let's face it. Many of the teachers are also coaches. I still haven't had a good I haven't heard a good or a compelling reason why we can't postpone high school sports until January. Okay, let's hear for you, folks. 1877337 66 66. It's getting down to crunch time to make decisions that you have to say. Let's start our conversation this morning with our good friend Jack Smith in the Hall of Fame coach over from the jersey Jack. Good morning. You're on the fan. How you.

New York Rick Wolf Con Ed football Governor Cuomo Connecticut jersey Lower Manhattan Hall of Fame Jack Smith California Delaware Oregon
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Welcome back to the Sports edge. I'm Rick Wolf. I've asked student athletes this morning to try men about their thoughts, comments, experiences and reactions, too. For playing sports as we know. Ah, the high school sports have been postponed. Many college conferences have canceled sports for the fall this on top of last spring, where sports were canceled. Ah, you know, we we look, we know that Ah lot of the athletes, particularly seniors, lost their spring semester due to ah to the pandemic and You know, it's it's been devastating. I mean, these are the kids. I was going to use the phrase that they're the collateral damage. No, they are the damage. They're the ones who lost their precious playing time in the high school and college experience is due to the pandemic and they're not coming back. It's just simple is that 1877337 66 66. Let's continue our conversation with Blake out of Livingston, New Jersey, Blake, You're next up on the fan. Yes, Bake Blake. It's Rick Wolf. You're only heir. Hi. How are you? Good. Lee. What is what is your story? But tell me you were How are you affected by the pandemic? I assume that you're a college athlete. Yes. So I say that I just recently graduated from monsters say I played there. Four years, and I played my last season with Coach Jack Breslin. Actually, I've heard of Coach. Yeah, He's a great guy on DH. I lost my In your years. You two the pandemics, So it's really hit home for May care like that must have been Just absolutely devastating for you. I mean, you said you played four years at the long Claire. And it was sudden that there's this virus hits and you're basically said, Well, we're Shutting down the season. I know you guys had played, I guess down south a little bit. And then all of a sudden the word came back to know we're done. I mean, yeah. We were lucky enough to get the 12 games and you know, lot of We didn't get anything. And so those 12 games I didn't know it at the time, but It was the last time I was ever going to play. You know, a competitive level, and I kind of was in denial. Kind of hoping that it wasn't going to end when we were hearing rumors about it. Ah! And then finally, slowly by, like April. It was definitely called off those kind of I'm kind of numb to it. I guess I would say the whole time. I didn't want to believe that it was actually over when it ends. It's it's gonna be So extremely sad and talking with your teammates, Montclair I mean they. They also in denial that although this is it's gonna be temporary. I'm sure restored the season again and by that fell apart. Yeah, definitely. We kind of are holding on our conference. The in Jack is kind of one of the later conferences to call it off. In the end, everything we were kinda holding on that we were going to get Some things together, and we're all really trying to stay positive when we were coming home from Florida Coach Jack and our head coach did a great job of Keeping us in contact during the whole time, sending a motivational positive quotes every day, and Jack had telling us they face and they keep the precautions and state those of this because if we did go back We were gonna have to follow all the guidelines in the rules. Um, found eventually kind of just became a reality that it was over and there was no chance of the season coming back through this. Like you were senior at Montclair. Ah, was that one of the schools that allowed you to if you wanted to Come back another semester another year to play. Yeah, I have a theory called the Cove it yet. So if I wanted Teo, if I wasn't on time to graduate or anything like that, I could go back and play another year. But as a division three level, it's not really that realistic because if I was graduating on time, and you know, get on with my life and started clear and everything It wasn't in the cards for me to go back. I would do it if I could 100%. But unfortunately that's not something realistically that I would dio and I will. Forgive me for asking, but I assume you know that Division three does not offer any athletic scholarships but to go back and play another year. Would mean I guess since you've graduated now, toe guess enroll in some sort of graduate program, which means you still have to pay out of your own pocket, perhaps cracked into debt. I mean, as much as you love playing softball and are good at it. The the practical realities are well, you know? Is that really worth it to play another year? You know, because it's going to be a financial burden on you. And that's tough, but Blake. I am. Have you played softball this summer? Oh, are you done? I actually I'm coaching of New Jersey Club travels like of a 14 year age levels. So I've just been doing that We've been able to get a couple tournament then. Um do you do you guys? Obviously they take precautions with with covert and Yeah. Practice twice a week. All the girls got their temperatures taken before a day. Upon the field. Um, waivers have to be signed and when we go to the tournament Some of the tournament. You're only allowed three girls in the dugout like your team's hitting their disinfecting the dugouts in the benches in between games, each picture hold onto their own softball. There's no Each team has their own set of damn balls. The umpires have mass. But they are taking precautions as much as they can, for the most part, and so far, everyone's been safe. Everyone's been healthy, so that's good. Well, Blake. Thank you for taking the time to toe call in this morning. I much appreciate you doing that. Obviously I feel for you. I mean, golly, eso, devastating to lose your last year. Ah, playing ball under collegially at Montclair, but ah, it sounds like you've come to grips with this and your life moves on Blake. Thank thank you again. Appreciate you calling me Yeah, no problem. Take care. Let's let's move on. Let's go to Ah, let's go over to Markin in Westfield. Hey, marked You're next up on the fan doing good. Mark. How are you? I'm doing well, Thank you. What is your story? Tell me about you and the pandemic. Yes. So on my ninth grader at ST Joe's, with touching and This year. I was going to get to play with pretty special group of guys. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic I missed out on my spring varsity season,.

Bake Blake Montclair softball Rick Wolf Coach Jack Breslin Coach Jack Jack Markin New Jersey Livingston Lee Claire New Jersey Club Teo Mark Westfield Florida
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

12:29 min | 2 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Week's edition of recalls sports said John your host Rick wolf all this morning show I want to talk about some good news no slowly but surely were beginning to come out of the out of the darkness of the pandemic Anna's sports fans and sports parents this is of course most welcome now of course says Dr Fauci reminds us it's not like just flicking a light switch we remain in a very gradual and slow process but unlike say a month ago we are now getting more of a sense that sports are preparing to return pro leagues are making valiant steps to try and get us back in colleges well they're still trying to figure it out but they're making progress as well and at the high school and amateur youth level well certainly in other parts of the country things are in fact returning you may have heard the governor of Florida aimed at kids in U. sports can start this weekend basically you said that it's it's up to the parents to decide whether they want their athletes to go back and play he says it's okay because kids really don't seem to get covert nineteen that being said there are a lot of medical experts who disagree with the governor's assessment will discuss the governor's point of view in a little while around here of course since we're so hit so hard hit by the pandemic our timetable is gonna take a little more time but at some point soon sports in this region of the country will be allowed to return and that's what I want to focus on this morning my question to you is this as a sports parent who loves their youngster what will be the keys for you the crucial criteria that will let you decide to let him or her go back and play the reason I asked that question is I'm getting more and more and more of a sense that there's not going to be one certain person from either the the federal government or the state government or anywhere who's going to step up and say okay here's what you have to do now you can let your kids go back and compete yeah we looked about somebody to say every youngster we'll have to take an antibody test would wait till safe vaccine is unveiled revealed or just have kids have their temperature taken I mean who do we need to tell us that it's okay and under what conditions because ultimately as a sports parent you're the one who will have to decide to reassure your youngster that it's okay to go back and compete and we'll talk about this course number no is one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six I'm not getting much sense a real leadership in this area because first of all what I can gather all the various tests they all seem very confusing and even worse they tend to be it seems it seems unavoidable but that being said I assume every kid will have to be tested in order to be cleared to play either at the youth or high school travel to level and from what I understand the medical world doesn't really know yet whether having antibodies in your body will protect you from having from a second round of the virus that's a concern as well and what about insurance and legal issues with kids and their parents will have to let the sign a waiver that they won't sue if their kid gets sick while playing the sport and they do that sick well the school district and they have to pay for that who pays for all the temperature taken anybody test most importantly the social distance saying we're told is still the key so what point is it worth the risk to forego that I mean if your youngster really can't play any team sports without being physically close to your teammates other opponents so again as a sports parent at what point will you let your kid go back and play over this big case for Yorkshire says call mom dad all my friends are heading back to practicing at the games why can't all right because we know the peer pressure continues to be a major factor in all this and there are dangers as well me a long time sports edge was under David levy points out that covert insurance concerns will be part of all this the same for refs and officials especially in basketball and kids are on the court and huffing and puffing and presumably possibly spreading corona in fairly close contact with the rest of the rest of pretty much older I don't know how to solve that issue but here's the reality no one seems to have been able to give a definitive plan that works back to his article in ESPN this past week that the return to sports is not so much about trying to reach a hundred percent certainty that no one will ever get sick with cold again but instead the angle the slant is they're attempting to have a reasonable and rational approach in order to move ahead that is there's always going to be that chance that risk of colon but if we do the best we can in terms of minimizing that restore kids ourselves well that's pretty much the best we're going to be able to do otherwise we'll just have to wait until safe will prove X. is available and it might take another six seven eight months so what I'm getting at is it's all going to come back to you you're the sports parent you're the coach when you decide when you feel safe for youngsters to go back and play and compete one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six as I said I don't think the government is going to step up and provide those guidelines I moved and we've heard the president trump has said it's up to the states to make their own called the the individual governors as I just mentioned governor to Santa so Florida he said the backing plate kids don't get this virus so go back to compete again that's our conversation this morning was very very important question which I think a lot of parents are really sort of grappling with let's start this morning with Matt a Ridgewood met okay that's a match just drop let's go to our friend ed ward over in Elizabeth New Jersey ed good morning good morning America you don't happy Memorial Day weekend to you as well I'm glad you mentioned that added to the to the port we can remember all those who gave their lives in service to our country no question yeah well this this is a topic that hits you know although we all want to go back go back to play it's it's kind of touching go because here's the thing I think as you know I I'm running a couple showcase of backs that I had cancer I push them back into July right one of one of the things I was forced to do is speech team that participates they're going to have big and they're gonna have to fill up the kids at them a waiver signed by their parents about the Kobe nineteen thing at their act they've had it or not I did not I cannot let them participate so what I need I still don't have clear and check the imac have backed up data I still don't have clear check if if I can have a mac back to certain locations that I wanna use because it's basically an governor Murphy shares are not always act if the NCAA is gonna back up today to get so you know there's a lot of things fixed it's interesting I know we want to get back to playing baseball or whatever on that the one thing that I want to bring up the somebody's somebody's things have been brought up our let's get him on the field as soon as possible and play two weeks after two weeks I mean you know he it takes a good mark to get a get a good team prepared in now you gotta have you know a great good amount of practice lots of let's be honest I would maybe high school kid to do a video store robbed colleges because that's that's the way it did be critical right now because of this epidemic how many did you really been bit brought out and maybe work better heading up or or or or that type of stuff I'm sure there's a good amount but the point is if the data team practice it all at once you know they want they want to practice in and start up in two weeks I I would I would never let that happen yeah I just rhetorical much longer with the fact that the you know the B. such a mad rush to to get back on the field I compute the high levels that we might see because the kids are running back to to from Payton and try to go to full speed we might see a real up tick in terms of Tommy John injuries because the kids their arms aren't ready to throw they just they are ready to go and I and it was baseball softball one of the sport may be we might see a whole rash of injuries but again if if we're waiting for governor Murphy or coal or or lawn or any of these governors to make a decision I think they're going to say yeah it's okay to go back and play youth and high school sports again but I don't think I don't get the sense they're going to tell us and here the conditions you have to have for your youngster Middleton P. like you mention of course or having the kids having to sign a waiver I mean that's just like the beginning I mean I I I I really think a lot of parents are going to say we need more guidance on this because we don't know we are about the other kids we don't know about about the teams are kids are competing against it it just seems a lot of waiting for somebody to say the rooms that give us the green light but we won't know how to do it that's the concern that that thank you as always for your good thoughts you know I as I said I I I don't know how we're going to play through this but I sure like to have some some some guidance let's move on let's go to the world let's go to attend over knees Chester ten good morning you're on the fence good morning coach coach of first and foremost happy Memorial Day to all the vets as governor Cuomo put it best we all first respondents here so we do something we have to do is collected it collectively it has to be unity in in the community that has to be direct leadership as to how we are going to go about these things he could do with state by state we can't do we county by county that's ridiculous you'll you'll open up a whole can of worms with that stuff and so I think in the greater scheme of things especially with young people take a breath take a step back relax you got this incredible journey upon you it's called life yeah and today's date is something that you're never going to forget and I hope I hope in the greater scheme of things we all learn from this and all other steps of progressive and proactive we need not take a step backwards because that that would be I can't fathom what it would be like to live I hear you and and thank you for your call this morning and I think that is underlying all the concerns here is that fear of that this could come back and I can I I harken back to the history books in the flu epidemic of nineteen eighteen it took three years to get rid of the epidemic I read the other day where I guess after after so many months on the first wave hit and finally the the government said okay you can take off your mask and go back to your regular lives and people were joyous and celebrating in the streets hugging each other and then within a month all the sudden the flu came back with a vengeance so you know to your point I I think we have to be really really concerned about okay somebody has to tell us whether it's doctor felt she will course is the country's leading expert on infectious disease yeah when how how do we do this at one point as a parent you know your life for logs around your children how do we know that it's okay to go back and again we've all said well maybe one of the vaccine by the end of the year again that's a long time from now but again what what are the hoops and hurdles we are facing I don't understand for example how you can have social distancing in sports I mean come on I'm in pretty much every team sport you can think of you're gonna be in close contact with somebody while you're pulling let's move on let's go to work so to Roger Wisconsin Roger good morning your next up on the fan Rick how you doing good Roger how are you all right so I don't know if it did you see the and that the jets guy that came out this week because they took an interesting approach the space and everything framework guidelines knowing gives you.

Rick wolf Anna Dr Fauci John
"rick wolf" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"About empowering people and organizations that want to optimize their assets minimize taxes and empower their authentic well you know as a financial strategist and retirement planning specialist for more than forty five years one of the most common questions that I have been asked by students when they come to learn about smart safe ways to accumulate money for long term goals such as retirement and they learn how I have been able to accomplish tax free average rates of return in the seven to ten percent range which for every million dollars that you accumulate will generate seventy to a hundred thousand a year of tax free income kind of people will raise their hand and say digo why isn't everybody doing this and it's going to shock you and so I'm going to provide in this segment ten reasons if I have time why your financial advisor hasn't told you about this in fact let me tell you a little story way back when Time Warner and my publisher for my first several books because I self published my first book titled misfortune and we started going through five thousand copies a month and I got the attention of Time Warner and so they wanted to buy the rights to that become my publisher and they commissioned me to write to at three additional books and what was interesting is when my my editor one of the number one business editors in the world Mr Rick wolf read my manuscript that was the first thing out of his mouth doctor why isn't everybody doing this you know what everything and so he says you have got to write a book titled why didn't my adviser tell me about this and so I actually dedicated a chapter to that very topic in my most recent best selling book the laser fun and so I'm gonna go through and just highlight even though I can't go into detail because my favorite vehicle I called the laser fun and it's it's not the only place where I put money but it's where.

advisor Time Warner publisher editor Mr Rick wolf
"rick wolf" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Speaking to you are in front of a national audience from our three dimensional well studios and nestled at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains this show is about empowering you people and organizations that want to optimize their assets minimize taxes and in the power and they're often take well you know as a financial strategist and retirement planning specialist for more than forty five years one of the most common questions that I have been asked by students that when they come to learn about smart safe ways to accumulate money for long term goals such as retirement and they learn how I have been able to accomplish tax free average rates of return and the seven to ten percent range which for every million dollars that you accumulate will generate seventy to a hundred thousand a year of tax free income guide what will raise their hand and say digo why isn't everybody doing this and it's going to shock you and so I'm going to provide in this segment ten reasons if I have time why your financial advisor hasn't told you about this in fact let me tell you a little story way back when Time Warner and my publisher and for my first several books because I self published my first book titled misfortune and we started going through five thousand copies a month that I got the attention of Time Warner and so they wanted to buy the rights to that become my publisher and they commissioned me to write tire three additional books and what was interesting is when my my editor one of the number one business editors are in the world Mr Rick wolf read my manuscript that was the first thing out of his mouth back to why isn't everybody doing this you know what every and so he says you have got to write a book titled why didn't my adviser tell me about this and so I actually dedicated a chapter to that very topic in my most recent best selling book the laser fun and so I'm gonna go through and just highlight even though I can't go into detail because my favorite vehicle I call the laser fun and it's it's not the only place where I put money but it's where.

Rocky Mountains advisor Time Warner publisher editor Mr Rick wolf
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

11:19 min | 2 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Said John your host Rick wolf this morning show I want to talk about soccer any particular use high school and travel team soccer there are a lot of things changing these days in the world of youth soccer and I want to spend some time discussing these developments for example last week I mentioned in passing on the show that the U. S. soccer federation because of the pandemic was shutting down all of its spring and summer activities tournaments and events no surprise there but this past week rumors started to fly that the the federation was also going to shut down its long time development academy for talented soccer players and the this past Wednesday that announcement was made but it was unclear as to why the move to shut down the development academy the DA was done was only due to the pandemic or were there other reasons involved not understand that for a number of years high school coaches around the country have chafed at seeing some of their best players leave their high school varsity team to join the DA program these programs have traditionally told high school players to simply make a choice either stay with the DA or you can go back to your high school team but if you go back to your high school team you know I come back to our program now this always struck me as the most difficult and quite frankly unreasonable decision for high school players and their parents at least from my perspective it was a necessary move and now you are such a you will basically U. S. soccer's always insisted that those ten weeks in the fall during the salt will fall soccer season were central to any youngster who ever had any hope to play in college or beyond that they couldn't miss out on the elite D. A. coaching and competition during the the traditional high school soccer season but was that position that point of view really accurate that event I want to talk about this today because the DA program we've probably heard you follow soccer was wiped out this week a lot of things are in motion that is a lot of confusion out there and I want to welcome back to to the sports surge Matt Allen the highly successful head coach of Byram hills high school boys soccer in Armonk New York and you know I say it Matt's got some record he's been the coach of Byram hills for nineteen years it's one of state championship New York state coach of the year in two thousand eight in two thousand sixteen is northeast coach the year two thousand seventeen the national coach of significance he's resides is the president of the sexual coaches association for over a decade Matt this is quite a resume and I know we've talked in the past about your concerns about the development academy and good morning so to talk to good morning he record thanks to the introduction you home that it's all true it you really have put together a tremendous tremendous resume let's talk first about the you know the fact that there is this tradition with the of the soccer federation and the development academy they always seem to to rob high school coaches and subsequently the players the wrong way because of force these top players to have to decide between playing for the high school team or playing for the D. eighteen temp tell me about your your feelings about that and how how it's involved over the years when you have you been coaching of Byram hills right I think the intention of the of the DA program is in is in the right the fact there was supposed to take the top one percent of players and and put them at a higher level which which is understandable you you want to make sure that you showcased on the major issues through the years has been the idea that the MLS clubs the twenty six MLS clubs who have their would have their teams and that would really be a a will wind up happening was they expanded so much to Q. before shut down a hundred and sixty plus teams kind of watered it down a little bit it would start to happen was up I take a full set of goods being sold to some of the average or above average soccer players to to play in this academy system and it was placing a drain on on on the high school programs and the surrounding clubs that were not necessarily regarded academy okay so basically is he said this is this was a sort of making false promises are all offering kids and their parents sort of a sense like okay if you come here you go playing is better competition you'll get better coaching you'll get better showcases if though if your youngster hopes to go on to play in college at some point maybe turn pro and now they say that's the DA is gone Matt this is a is this is this is a guy said he was good news for you are you happy with the situation well yes and no the the problem folding up the academy system is that they really haven't given us parameters on what what they're gonna do going forward anything else is gonna stop off and replace it you know one of the frustrating things from the DA was the fact that their age groups are broken up into fourteen sixteen and nineteen so you're taking the average fourteen year old before he gets the high school to make a decision as to whether or not he's gonna play for this academy or play for for high schools so the decision was pretty much already made for them no the issue really is is is geographical our country is really big and you only have twenty six teams so you could take a fourteen year old who's living in New York have issued out to you know one of the new teams coming up here about the Charlotte for for game and the actual release no so where what we're waiting for a check with a lot of the sexual high school coaches are waiting for is one of the academy teams gonna do where they can form their own leads is the MLS gonna form a leak for example New York is on the Red Bull gonna form with let's say that she Westchester and and and join a league here and what type of leader they gonna run it again right at twelve months a year ago right at nine months a year well that's exactly what I was living up to and we're talking with Matt Allen this morning and friends will take your calls about this because we're all sort of scratching our heads and confused as to what happens next of course our number is one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six we'll take your calls and comments Matt what is going to happen because this went down now there's a vacuum well they have the complications with with the pandemic and nothing really happen this spring or summer and it looks like in the US is going to come in now and try to sort of fill this void but I also know that the the elite clubs National League the S. E. C. N. L. which is traditionally known for its great women's programs girls programs they want to join the fray and old session on the west coast number of the boys programs of our joining with the E. C. N. L. so what is gonna happen who's going to come forth now and say okay forget the D. A. that that didn't work we lost a lot of money on it a lot of the distant make sense do you get the sense the MLS is gonna come announcer organizes and step up and say okay we'll we'll cut through all the the clutter and and figure this out so people know what's happening well we also I mean the the local clubs in and around Westchester county New York Stock love for example some pretty good in contacting and getting with high school coaches we're kind of hoping that the model that they adopted is a nine month model kind of open that some leaders on the U. S. landscape like American although we'll we'll reach out any we know for sure that he is one that says the motion applying high school is so much more important than playing in these really fabricated games on the on the academy level so we're really hoping that I think successful supersectional really hoping that the clubs will allow the kids to play to play both and and look to support one another that would be probably a best case scenario yeah I mean I would think that does make a lot of sense look obviously you as I just a little too in your your record you've coached and had great success at the at the high school level for two decades I know over the years it had to be troubling to you when you put so much time and effort into developing young players and also to go to a chance to really shine at the varsity level suddenly say coach I have to the side I think of like parents like playing for the development academies a better move up from my personal situation but I really want to play for from my high school and and where the school colors and so on so forth these are agonizing decisions and I might I was sort of thought well Jeez it is like these kids are not doing anything for the ten weeks during the course of the high school season they're actually up playing competing and being coached and and and and playing with her friends I never understood how come the the the federation people to the DA people thought it was so you know losing those ten weeks was crucial and with some help set back these kids and their and their progress yeah and especially where you're from to I'm in Westchester county it's a bit of an of an affluent county and and we're surrounded by a couple academy teams of I believe there's five academy teams within a thirty mile radius of where I am so it's a bit of a static thing too that goes on with academy if you get a lot of players who may not necessarily be in the top one percent may be in the top five ten percent who are kind of lord into playing in this week as it has a lot of status and that creates a little bit of a of a problem as well especially for the players in high school who are left seeing some of their friends go off and play yeah it's it's been a challenge in this county especially I think for a lot of the for a lot of teams because it's a little bit unknown to you don't know whether or not your player's gonna go they have to make the team and what happens when they don't sell it there is a lot of that as far as the as far as the academies are concerned let's let's take some calls or for Matt Allen that's let's go to Roger who's calling this morning from Wisconsin good morning Roger you're on the fan Hey Rick how you doing good how are you all right good so I've been watching what's happening with soccer on the lacrosse guy yeah and the cross trainer was sort of had the camel peak peak in their nose under the tent with the same type of thing of starting you know this uber program of you know putting the bass with the fast all the time we have to do that a hundred percent of the time when I thought your percentage earlier was right one percent of the kids need to be in this program and the ultimate result of this is that hurts high school at hertz multi sport athletes than ever you know I worry that soccer doesn't think multi sports good which you preach on your show and I'm also worried that they're going to wipe out high school sports that they keep going this way so thanks for your opinion on that of multi sport and they're all prices will be in a trouble of that's yeah Roger that's a good question and and and thank you for the call.

Rick wolf soccer U. S. soccer federation John
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

08:22 min | 2 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Sports edge I'm your host Rick wolf well let me just say this to start you know I'm I'm well aware that many many times on the show I tend to focus on the issues and problems that plague our world of youth and amateur sports you know what I get that and I'm sure you do as well but sometimes I have to remind myself to to take a Paul's and to to step back and to reflect on some of those simply amazing stories that do take place in the world of youth and amateur sports and this morning well before we get to a to a sports edge police blotter incident about a deadhead who ran out on the wrestling mat and tackled his son's opponent during a match here that that really happened well first I want to tell you about a couple of teenagers who didn't let their personal anger or frustration or disappointment get in the way of making their dreams come true in sports now I have to tell you over the years I found that young athletes in particular love to hear these kinds of true stories because it helps to to reinforce to them that dreams really can come true although sometimes it at rather unexpected ways and as I tell you these two stories this morning keep in mind the next time your your youngster hits hits a rough patch in their budding sports career okay here's the first one this first kid was an ice hockey player actually he was a was a goalie and he grew up in British Columbia and Canada and it was a very very good goalie he played hockey all the time right up until the round the age of sixteen and as he climbed the ladder and competed against other hockey goalies in the began to try out for the top junior eighteens in his area well the truth is it became increasingly apparent that this youngster he was good but he was not destined to someday play in the National Hockey League discourage the teenager gradually began to give up on his ice hockey dream didn't know quite sure what he wanted to do next but as he sort of looked around try other sports and one you he was a terrific athlete he found that even though he hadn't played much baseball in his life turned out to be not just good of baseball but terrific athlete with exceptional skills power and quickness so around the age of sixteen or seventeen he really began to focus his attention to baseball and by the time he was eighteen he really was drawn the attention of pro scouts in Canada well yeah not for ice hockey but for baseball now I think you you probably you know the rest of Larry Walker story hand and the moral the still tale well of course Larry Walker didn't give up and of course he didn't specialize in just one sport okay I I mention the Lori Walker story because again growing up in British Columbia he wanted to play like many many Canadian kids just local hockey and that's what he did take one of his best friends growing up in his neighborhood was a future NHL stars came nearly so Larry was very very focused on playing hockey it just when he realized it got to the the junior a tryouts begin to realize in this is not working the way I wanted to he then said okay image rises baseball he didn't need to come first he didn't play much baseball as a kid but if you get into it you played more and more and began to really develop okay the second story it's about a teenager well in his very first season of professional baseball he's playing the low minors he made an astounding fifty six errors in one season at Greensboro in the south Atlantic league is back in nineteen ninety three the south Atlantic league is often referred to as the the Sally now I gotta tell you fifty six errors as a former pro ball player myself that is a lot of errors by an infielder and I will tell you that yeah fact I actually play Lassally myself a lonely for nineteen ninety three and I made a lot of errors but looking back at the record books I found the Irene made about eighteen in one season in a southerly and yes I know trust me I've been there are done this the fields in the Sally we're not good they were full of pebbles and rocks and they're always as hard as asphalt you know baked by the Carolina sun the lights at night were weak but as I said you know fifty six errors that that is a ton of errors but even that kids that young shortstop he persevered and he worked on his defense in the offseason endlessly word about his career he wanted no how can I can prove by myself and of course he did and by the following year not only has his game improved dramatically in the offensive category but of course he grew up to become Derek Jeter now these are both true stories both inspirational and yet they both focus on how young athletes deal with adversity as they make their way in sports and of course as we know blurry Walker Derek Jeter now both hall of Famers but again this to me is the beauty and the fun of youth sports because you never know you never know what's going to happen as as young talented athletes who are determined begin to grow up and spread their wings it's it's as simple as that and again if you would time we could turn back the clock back to these kids were teenagers he looked at Lori Walker put away is his goalie pads say well who knows maybe a he does run as a hockey goalie but maybe that's just the way it is used nor going to play hockey and how do I get a job and and do something else in life but to a lucky break the end up playing baseball the Montreal Expos scout famous scout named Jim fanning this cover him playing baseball and of course item and became Larry Walker and was there Jeter course yes he was a first round pick but even back in those early days there is no guarantee that their Jeter was ever going to go on to become the superstar he is and the fact is you know he had to spend a lot of nights lot of evenings spent a lot of times calling home back to Kalamazoo Michigan you know trying to get support and comfort was parents as to what this is all about and really ever in fact you know get to the next level then again this is what kids go through it is a grind it is tough but they always need to know from you as a sports parent they need they turn to you for support for a smile for patent back to to make to note that this is not all for not that it's actually going to get him to the god given level of potential that they have now again Walker's case it was a family of five with a say a five tool player tremendous in every aspect of baseball great athlete of course there Jeter we know about and this is what kids do when they chase their dreams in sports it's a simple those up okay I mentioned a few minutes ago I the incident from the other sports edge police water we haven't visited the police blotter in awhile but this one is exceptional and as you hear the the situation is you're on talk about with his father running on to a wrestling mat to basically tackle his son's opponent that you you did you know sounds on the face of it straight forward and the dispensary punished and a D. has been but I'm gonna get your side of you think this is a this is the way to go on this and what your reaction is to this case as always we'll take your calls at one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six when I come back after mark or nays update all the rights to the story I look forward to your comments stay with something extraordinary has happened to Judy Sizemore's close it making it feel more like a closet an area.

Rick wolf
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

05:52 min | 2 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Rick will sports edge I'm your host Rick wolf you know as we're heading towards the last few weeks of the year I thought we spend a little time this morning and do a kind of impromptu survey and and here's what I want to focus on the other day a friend of mine said to me in passing let's face it Rick you talk every Sunday morning about the issues in youth sports these days and my friend continued and if we're honest I would dare say that pretty much all of our problems and concerns and issues in youth sports stem directly from overbearing parents to get in the way of their kids enjoyment of sports my body then said what we need to do is to try and find a way to either get rid of sports parents or just minimize the role as much as possible when it comes to the kids in competitive sports now I give this some serious thought my I want you to do the same the truth is this bold in straight for observation is it really accurate that we can actually trace most of our concerns in sports today right back to the moms and dads and that's that's what I want to discuss this morning of course you know the number it's one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six you know it it's it's a heck of a claim and the thinking about it for those of us who are old enough to recall a time when kids didn't have so many organize leagues we do remember a time when parents were not so involved point for example my own dad well he he worked on weekends broadcasting college and pro games so he wasn't around much to watch you play on the weekends and in the very is used games that I participated in but you have to understand back then that was it considered to be a big deal of that very few dads or moms want to usually games for the kids because they were doing other things in their lives that I don't my dad didn't come to any of my youth league games until I played in a baseball game when I was in the fifth grade and I don't think he came to any other games until I was then in the ninth grade but again that was now what does that so it was back in those days but that being said understand this my brother might my dead and in the neighborhood kids myself we played a lot of touch football in a lot of pick up basketball games just in our neighborhood and we did is just to have fun and he heard me say we just seem to have more fun in those days nobody word about making a traveler club team or be a somehow getting a college athletic scholarship just went outside and played ball with your buddies but now we're not gonna go back to those days I know that but maybe we really need to re think as a society what we are doing to our children and their lives in sports and and that's what I want to talk about this with this one because you know what we already know for the last couple weeks of the show we know obnoxious parents are causing a significant drop off the number of reps and empires and officials we know that and we also know course that the coaches everywhere routinely complain about overbearing parents that's a fact so is it true the parents these days are the main reason why so few kids seem to be having a good time playing sports is it because of parents like us that our kids don't seem to have as much fun as we did we're playing sports growing up and of course the real question is is it because we lived vicariously more than ever through our kids athletic achievements made that's we want them so badly to fully succeed in sports Doris grabs her own dreams my to falter along the way and I think all these issues here are part of this concern it's a complicated topic obviously not going to get away from parents being involved but maybe the time has come to really educate moms and dads more so than ever and said look in a mirror you're the reason why we have so many issues these days our kids and supports a lot of moms and dads in us no no it's not me it's the other people who pushing their kids and so on so forth but you know if we're being honest with ourselves we have to look in that mirror and say you know maybe we are when we we're the real reason why our kids are burning out at age twelve and thirteen burnout didn't exist when I was growing up we have so many repetitive use injuries these days again that's a relatively new term in terms of kids who specialize in one sport one activity all year round again it's a new it's a new phenomenon that didn't happen a generation ago so these things are more talk about because I I think we're at a point now we have to be honest with ourselves and say okay where do we go from here is a more about just putting up signs at schools and saying at the fields you know behave yourselves don't be obnoxious be a good sport and take a step back and say maybe the real issues have to do with parental expectations let's be candid it all boils down to that we have great great expectations were kids particular comes a sports and that's where things get sort of unfortunate go haywire all right let me take a pause when I come back I want to go right to your phone calls and opinions and thoughts about this it's a big big big issue but something needs to be addressed one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six that's of course our number let's take a pause marker days here this morning with your update when I come back I'll go right to the calls stay with me.

Rick wolf
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

05:52 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"I'm your host Rick wolf. We're talking about the curious case of Libya, mole tree thirteen year old soccer star who just basically turned pro, citing a pro contract with Nike, and she's obviously very eager to pursue. Her soccer career is at a very young age. I'm asking whether or not as a sports parent that makes sense to you because in effect, she's now walking away from. Any any playing in high school, or in college factory turn down a full scholarship apparently from Anson Dorrance, the legendary coach at the university of North Carolina. In fact, I am I couple of things I want to bring to your attention because it was a big piece an excellent piece in Sports Illustrated about this situation with Olympia, first of all her dead was quoted as saying, quote, I tell her meeting, Libya all the time. Nobody cares that. You're the best at twelve if you're not the best at seventeen or eighteen nobody's going to care. Well, that's sort of true. And I think I don't think that the father is, is using that I guess, he's that some sort of motivational tool to inspire her to keep playing hard to keep developing her skills, but, you know, why would you not litter keep playing through club and travel and other developmental programs so that she could be terrific at age seventeen or eighteen go on to the college scholarship UNC and then if she's really still? Superstar then go onto to play pro at that age as opposed to try to bypass this and celebrate her her career as a of already said this morning. She's given up. All those those, those fun years playing with a team, her friends, her age, and so on so forth. The article also went on to say that in February of this year, a Livia gave up her tar heel scholarship and college eligibility. She signed a deal with Wasserman media group soon became the youngest female team athletes, signed by Nike, according to sources with knowledge of that arrangement. That's incentive Laden, that's important. Keep in mind, a multi year contract that includes guaranteed money, upfront and could could earn Olivia millions of dollars. Now, Nike, of course, declined to comment as to how much, but the keys here, the keywords to me at least our incentive Laden, meaning, she has to earn this money issue gets older, and could earn her millions but she doesn't probably get millions. Now, we do have to assume that. Three hundred thousand is probably guaranteed because it passes, what UNC's Anson Dorrance is test. A says quote, I tell my girls that have to give up a scholarship, which is worth about three hundred thousand dollars to go to you, and see, they need to have an option that is worth more than that. So keep that all mine. You know this is curious. And again on my question to you is, this is a good thing to do. Is this going to be something that just an outlier or is this going to be something of a precedent setting situation for other other young athletes in this country? Let's go to Mary at Long Island. Mary. Good morning. You're next up on the fan. I'm sorry. You're the greatest show. You really do. I don't read Sports Illustrated. So I didn't know about this story on you brought it to my attention. For the first time. In my opinion, this doesn't Ford or on child abuse child abuse, all the decisions of the parents under the guy that she a child wants to do this. And the thing that you said she doesn't have a traditional young athletes to life. I quite this to these young children who are on sitcoms, or in movies. And look how their life turned out later on. That's interesting analogy to childhood media TV stars. Yeah. Interesting. Okay. And I just think right now she's a little girl. I mean how old is she? She's a child. Yeah. Parents are controlling her life. It really does marry a nobody has used the term. At least I haven't seen it in the research. I've done to call it child abuse, because on the outside superficially. Suddenly seems like oh, this is wonderful. This is a girl who obviously is a prodigy. She's on her way to fame and fortune. And maybe that's true. Maybe she will blossom into the world's greatest female soccer player. We don't know that. But right now, look at the facts is sort of say, well, you know, this is sort of like with a kid who's thirteen and wants to be a just spend every day in a candy store, quite frankly. Sure. That sounds great. But is that really the right thing to have a kid just eat candy all day? She's gonna play soccer all day. And I just did something doesn't something sounds a little off here Marian. I, I hear you loud and clear. Thank, thank you for your comments about the show. Thank you. Mary. Let's move on. Let's go to. Let's go to the gym out in Huntington, Jim good morning. You're on the fan. Yes. Jim you too. Yeah. I personally don't have a problem with this because. Whether it's sports or music, they're all exploited. You can take the players Tiger Woods anyone you want that rarity. White argument is children today in sports, are not be treated as athletes, there'd be treated as status symbols. No different than when my parents got a car back in the sixties. And everybody said, oh my God. We are. Yep. That's what kids are today and,.

Nike soccer Anson Dorrance Sports Illustrated UNC Laden Jim Libya Rick wolf Wasserman media group Livia Long Island Tiger Woods Olympia Olivia Ford Huntington three hundred thousand dollars thirteen year
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

11:27 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"To this week, sedition of Rick wolf sports edge. I'm your host Rick wolf. You know, every so often, I like to do a little field research regarding the key and timely issues in the world of youth, and amateur sports. And I, I thought we'd do that this morning. Now. We all know that sports for kids today have become extraordinarily complicated and complex. And sometimes it's important to take a moment to reflect on where we are and to that end. I'm always interested in hearing your perspective on what you think is the most pressing issue in the complicated world of sports parenting, and that's that's going to be my question for you this morning. We're going to open the phone lines right away at one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six to get a sense from you, what you think are the real concerns, the major concerns that confront us today when it comes to the next generation of kids playing sports, but to help you get you illness process. He'll be getting thinking along the right lines. Let me just throw out a bunch of topics for you things that I think about all the time, and then you can call me with your with your thoughts, and your perspectives and opinion. As well. For example, it's a start with the ongoing friction between coaches and parents. Now, of course, this has been a huge issue for number of years now. And the question is, what does this exist? How come there's so much friction between parents particular parents kids, at the high school level, and the high school coaches that kids play for? And what can we finally do you know to put an end to this? There was a time not that long ago there wasn't this kind of this agony antagonist that took place in coaches and parents, and yet, somehow this will become a real mainstay leads to a lot of high school coaches, basically decided to walk away from their profession. Okay. What about the ongoing concerns about concussions, the ever think will find a solution to really how to prevent these things. Now, we'll sports like football and ice, hockey and lacrosse, all the other contact sports ever get to a point where they will lose. His popularity we've always seen as of course with high school football. The numbers are down the last several years, but it's all because of concerns about concussions and the long term implications. How is this the big issue today? It was a few years ago, our concussions, something that we really need to focus on and put a lot of our resources to figure out a way to get around this major medical issue. What about the concerns regarding travel and club teams being not overseeing or regulated by any governmental body? That is mom and dad, you're pretty much on your own. If things aren't working out for your son or daughter when they play in a travel team. I mean, there's really nobody you can complain too, because you paid your money. It's caveat emptor. And that's the way it goes. Again. I've talked about this for years. There's just no governmental oversight of these travel or club teams. They're basically they're just outliers in terms of going out and doing what they want to do out about the alarming problem that we have, and we keep losing more and more refs, and an empire is each year at the high school level. And then according to the latest research, very Manno, the head of NASA, which is the national association of sports officials berries been on my show few several times in the past. The numbers are that something like seventy percent of all new of all new referees umpires. Well, they quit within three years of starting and why well, almost universally the all point to the unrelenting. Verbal abuse that they received from the parents who come to watch the kids games. They come see a spectators seventy percent and the numbers keep dropping more and more each year at the problem is, it's hard to find refs and on Pires who want to basically work these games. They get paid maybe around one hundred dollars per game. But again, it's the abuse they have to endure that makes it so much so difficult to keep doing this now. What about the fact that obviously, you talked to any high school coach or youth coaches, they'll say that it's so hard for them, they have to cope with parental expectations at so many moms and dads for lack of a better term. They have delusions of grandeur, about just how talented their kid is as an athlete. And you talked to any high school coach any athletic director, these days, anywhere in the country, and they'll tell you that's the first and biggest problem, they faced on a daily basis. You know, it's, it's just it's getting the point where, you know, we have to somehow basically, sort of tamped down the expectations of parents have for their children as they play sports, now the last, of course, I want have mentioned. He is. Of course, is a possible in our rush to the Vela par youngsters into superstars that we unfortunately, inadvertently, squeeze the fun and enjoyment out of their games. No just regular day were burnout is now being viewed as it'll Judah, medical term burnout didn't exist really a generation ago, but it does exist today, and it, perhaps, in the world of sports takes place because we're pushing kids too far too fast, and they finally get to be in their teenage years and say enough, I'm walking away from the sport. And of course, we know that in terms of repetitive. Use injuries those numbers continue to climb drastically as well. So let's talk about what you think is the most pressing number one issue in new sports today. One eight seven seven three. Three seven sixty six sixty six of course. Tapas I just threw out there just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Lots more. So what do you think that start our conversation this morning with, with Gary over in colts neck, New Jersey, Gary, good morning? You're on the fan. A good morning. What a great day wake up every morning. Thank god. I grew up in the early. Seventies, you know played baseball. I have three older brothers. We had such a great childhood, we never talked about. Oh, we gotta go here. Go there, everything today. So scheduled let kids be kids. But honestly, I got three boys in my own coaching, and let me tell you what the worst right is the car ride home. You know, kids don't wanna hear the parents that, why'd you strike out like you. You know what? That kid be kids. They all think a lot of them, I should say, thank their kid is next Derek Jeter, and at the end of the day, you know what we want to teach failure on the field. You know what many going for job interview when they fail? They Cam star, you're not qualified or those kids got a handle the rejection. So that's really my, my biggest thing is, it's okay to fail sports. I don't want them. Get behind the wheel drinking and driving or doing drugs. It's, it's brutal. It's titrate now. We live in think about it. Well, it's Gary you touch on a point. I'm glad you call him. And thank you for checking in the seventy you here and yeah. He's talking about adversity and one of the so-called intangible life lessons that our kids, get from playing sports. I'm glad Gary brought this up is the fact that sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose, but playing sports as a youngster you're going to go through times of adversity. And if you learn how to cope with adversity and confronted an early age that's going to basically pay off down the road because his Gary points out. You know, we live in a world which is competitive. And if you don't know how to come back from a setback. In life. Whether it's job interview or not getting a promotion over might be those roots go all the way back to the lessons. You learned when you were a kid playing playing sport. And again, those are vital life lessons that our kids take away from sports and sometimes he's not painful, because everybody wants to be a starter or be, you know, have a great day in sometimes these things don't work out. But those are the kind of things that we make sure our kids understand, and cope with moms, and dads as Gary said, don't don't don't do not make them a stake giving that kid a post game analysis a PGA and the way home on the car. But the kids, just sit there. And just you know get to the game. They had a bad game. Let them talk about it. Ask them if what they thought they did, well was they thought that perhaps, they might be able to work on them the rector conversation if they don't wanna talk. That's fine that this let it go simple as that that's move on. Let's go to let's go. Brendan over in flushing queens. Hey, brandon. Good morning. You're on the fan. Another issue with the with what's wrong with you supposed to Asia. Spend a lot of money on. Fish? Because it does affect the kid sixty fficials and it's a big difference when you game a fifty thousand people in just hitting bones grown, and also when he. Feet in front of you screaming at the official scurrying out now we are learning the game. But when you get a parent, who was, I'm sorry you should be refereeing like international free at the World Cup for under ten year old game. I mean mistakes are going to happen as officials, we do make mistakes, but that does not give the right to, to have the parent. A nationwide. Let me stop you there. And I thank you for bringing this up and appreciate the call. But the fact is, he is absolutely correct. Let me just make this clear to you. If you're not familiar with the culture of going to a kids game, it is, you know, the idea that you can go and verbally abuse, the referee, the official the empire because somehow somewhere, you think you as a parent as a spectator you're entitled to do that. You are wrong. You were flat out wrong. You're out of control that is wrong. Now, of course in this day and age. If you go to a major league game and people are in the stands, they figure well, I spent a fortune for this ticket, and therefore, I'm entitled to gnarly scream, and yell and boo. And use us profanity's. That's not good either. That's just all wrong. Again, those a time in this country. I remember back in the day, people used to go to games at Yankee Stadium. Were they were suits that were jackets and ties everybody? That's the way I was going to a very special place to watch a ball game. But in this day and age we've lost all that Doni right now. You do not go to a game and scream and yell at a referendum Pires. Somehow, you feel you the right to do that. No, you don't have an empire referee decides to stop the game in Jek you for for verbal abuse. He is the right to do that. So, again, this make sure we're on the same page. It is a huge concern as I mentioned, the number of referees. Umpires officials are dropping off and drastic numbers. All right. Let me let me take a time out here..

Gary official Rick wolf Yankee Stadium NASA Jek Derek Jeter Pires baseball Judah football hockey New Jersey Brendan Doni director Asia queens brandon
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

11:01 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Rick wolf is along with the sports edge programme after nine o'clock dated is Ed Randall will be vice talking baseball here on fan. We're in a discussion with Aubrey Therion who is executive artistic director for epic players epic players as we've told you in this discussion in our program. A nonprofit neuro inclusive theatre company and Aubrey shared enough lot with us in our discussion of it said earlier in the discussion to that I thought it was important in terms of the work of epic players in developing. The players themselves. But just goes back to something. You mentioned a couple of minutes moments ago, kind of want follow up on. And I guess this addresses as can you about addressing some of that stigma than it's stigma in general surrounding people who live with developmental disabilities? And it may even be in this case, specifically some of the people who would fall in the category of the players that you're working with. With the success. And as you said, the hopeful long term sustainability of an organization like epic players. Do you feel that that is a way to preps? Address some of that stigma address some of the myths that there may be associated with working with people, and this case working with the players who have developmental disabilities. Absolutely. I think that you can't be what you can't see. So representation is very important. So the more and more, we think people with autism or other diversities doing things like the onstage are being on screen or in, in other roles than we typically stereotypically, see them. And that's just going to help society before and create a more inclusive world. And that's what we want to do. So I think that everything shipping euro diverse, my hope is that, you know, very soon, but this won't be a novelty, what we're doing it. Every theatre forecasts diversely on you know, but it takes somebody to start, but, you know, to go back to the point that you were making before we posed for update and MRs about this idea. You know, they're these myths that it's. Two. Difficult, or it's too time consuming the work with somebody who would fall in this category of having developed mental disabilities. And you know. Those kind of myths have perpetuated for years and have blocked a path to employment blocked the path to upper tune ity for individuals. Like the players that you're, you're working with. I mean. Is even the existence of epic players. For lack of a better term kind of a smack right back at that. Oh, absolutely. One hundred percent. We hear all the time you see casting all the time when you're casting person vocal person diversion old nor staying, but there is no one else in this world. That is a disabled or Nuoro diverse actor who can play that role and we reject that say there is, and it is not going to cost studio more. And it's not going to take more time and you'll probably get more sincere and authentic performance out of our actors, then whoever you're hiring to imitate something that will never be able to feel. Why do you say that because I think you know, I think are two different camps, and I think people feel strongly either camp at actors are actors and should be able to play anything. A campus. That's really people that have heard of or she should be able to be given the opportunity to sounds. I personally feel that as an after new act feelings, you feel you have to motion. That's what Afghan is. That's how you play you can't feel autism. That's something very, very milk. You can feel nervous. You feel. Not confident. You can't feel to them so kit to pretend that I think is a service and needs to stereotypes stigmas that we're talking about and perpetuates that wheel, especially when they just right? Roads for people with autism, that are the stereotypical either savant or you know, someone who can't make eye contact. Maybe a little bit socially awkward, but there's a range of the autism spectrum and how that present we limit it right now. And how. Represent ourselves. I think ethic, whatever, does it show the world, what people have another diversity are on. I'm definitely says rejected this notion that they can't do this. What cell phones agent screen. So it's not just. Quote unquote a job. It's not. Quote unquote, just breaking barriers. But you're also in a way really promoting the idea of. Independence for the people. You're working with. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. That we have after two are coming with us to us who have just graduated no high school or an age out of services. You're a person with a disability at age twenty one you age out of all there. We started falling off a question. So when people find out back. For sure independence, and almost like this. Well we hit psycho. Gosh, I haven't that's going to get me now. So then we kind of take these actors and say, okay, now learning or learning lines or learning blocking how work together, and had a kid effectively how to take direction on how to get your action, and how to take criticism constructively. Really valuable thing in the world that we live in there. But also in the world period. So absolutely promotes independence and, and the huge sense of self worth. I think I know the answer to this question, but I'll pose it nonetheless, something I've been thinking about the entire time that we've been talking. And that is with epic players. Why is it important? Why was it important to have an approach where? Introducing the idea of promoting providing employment careers for adults on the autism spectrum. Through the performing arts. But you're doing that both for things on stage or in performance, but also behind the scenes. Why both approaches? Well, because it's not just the actor who create the show on everyone has different strengths. Right. So I'm not going to, you know, after ethic is an organization for everyone who really loves to be a part of the arts world, and that Nate medifast differently, and I don't want to force somebody to go on stage if they don't want to. We have several other facets bring out strength tippety, like, directing, like stage managing like writing doing our first near diverse place of so many writers, and our company that we're realizing really want their voices and stories told, why giving that in July at people who are going to working with us as mentors. And in the office, whereas ambassadors. It's marry me important to find everybody's individual shrinks, and that maybe. Onstage or offstage and highlight that, and see how we can use that strength to Inc at part of back. So everyone feels like. This is their home and they're building this thing together. Does that make sense? It does. And, you know, as you were saying that I'm thinking writing. In a way in. Many forms of employment. Many industries has become almost a lost art. So having that kind of skill or skill set. Is always a plus, and especially for someone in the performing arts field to be able to have that to develop that to nurture that I think is a wonderful. Idea. Didn't this didn't ask you earlier? Aubrey, some of the people listening to us may have wondered this. I don't think we touched upon it. The players who come to epic players. How do they come to you? How do they find? You. A lot of players. Find us by seeing show. Definitely the best way to see where about and our show opens next week on June six fishing center. Little shop of horrors until jank. So that's a great way to find us on our website, WWW dot players..

autism Aubrey Therion Ed Randall Nuoro Rick wolf executive director Nate One hundred percent milk
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

12:18 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Addition of Rick wolf sports edge on your host. Rick wolf now coming up later in the hour, if we have time. Well, I have to tell you, I still get all sorts of calls and emails about too many high school travel club coaches who really think that the best way to communicate with their players is to yell scream and to timid date them in order to somehow get better results. Please coaches. I urge you that approach is really prehistoric and is outdated. It didn't work twenty five years ago, and it sure doesn't work today. But again, that's we'll come back to that. Later on in the hour. But first of an item in the paper, caught my attention the other day, and well once I tell you about it. I have every expectation that this McKnight, one of the most unusual hours on the sports edge ever. Now, this past winter in the state of Connecticut to high school sprinters who are biological boys? But who identify these days as girls were permitted to compete in a key track? Meet the top six finishers would qualify for the regional New England. Competitions where lots of college coaches would be attending. And as it developed these two boys, quote unquote, well they finished first and second in the fifty five meter race with the winner actually breaking the Connecticut. Connecticut indoor state record for girls in the fifty five eight or sprint. Now at the other end of the spectrum was a high school junior named Selena soul. And she finished eighth day. Only the top six would be allowed to advance to the regionals New England and as such Selena did not qualify to compete in the next big race. But she claims that she was denied because of two boys were allowed to take part in the competition if they hadn't been allowed than those two boys didn't finish worse than second than she would have finished six in the race. And she would have advanced to the regionals. Now you can see where I'm going with this, and obviously, it's a tricky issue. The Connecticut Interscholastic athletic conference says that biological boys who Des his girls can't compete as girls in high school sports. In fact, Connecticut is one of seventeen states that allow transgender high school athletes compete without any restrictions. According to trans athlete dot com, which is a website, which tracks state policies and high school sports across the country. Other states insists that the transgender athlete must have already started the, the biological transition in terms of hormone injections in order to qualify. Other stakes it gets very, very confusing. All this other states that athletes must compete according to their birth gender. No matter what their transition state is today. The words if you were born as a boy that you have to compete as a boy in high school sports, same thing for girls. Now, come back to the situation, if you minutes because again, it's, it's difficult and it's confusing and obviously, I want to get your thoughts and comments about this issue at one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six in our phone lines are open. Now, I mean let me first state, that I know very little about the intricate issues of male female hormones, or transgender surgical, reassignment, and so on. But the time thing let's just focus on sports at the high. High school level. And what does all this mean now first of all, we've talked many times about title nine which was passed back in nineteen seventy two and how can legally play on girls field? Hockey teams that does happen, particularly in Massachusetts and other places or that girls will Russell boys teams or play on boys ice hockey teams in high school or they can play baseball football. But the transgender debate takes all this to a much higher level, and we reached a point now where I don't know, maybe we should just wipe away any gender differences at all regarding athletes. That is if a boy claims that he now identifies as a girl in high school. That according to the law in seventeen states around the country, he is an eligible to compete in the girls sports like these, these two male high school sprinters, Connecticut, who say they're transitioning, they competed and won. And coming back to this. Sprinter, the girl who got left behind is this fair to her will suddenly, a couple of boys say, you know, actually, we're transitioning to becoming female and under state law. They are allowed legally to compete against girls, and she ends up not qualify for the big regional meet now she doesn't want to openly complain because she fears, of course, they'll be retribution. Not only from her classmates as well as from college coaches, and this is obviously a very, very highly sensitive issue. The other hand, she's ends up says the ultimate loser, because the two boys came in first and second in the fifty five meter sprint and that ruined her chance to compete in front of college coaches at England regional. So what's fair here? And how would you feel this happened to your daughter? Let me let me take some calls about this, because there are other situations cropped up the last couple of years that I wanna get into as well. And I will tell you up front. I've tried to find out how many transgender athletes aren't high school. It's very hard to pinpoint a precise number, because most of most athletes are not particularly forthcoming, however, we do know all these cases, that are popping up that is becoming more and more of a commonplace kind of situation, one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six that started this morning with rob out in lake success. Rob good morning. You're on the fan. I've been really busy listening to podcasts. I've been racing lot. It's right up my alley. The marathon around Brooklyn today. So this is something that's my hall. When it comes to track and field position, his position number one, because individuals split that goes on time this particular girl who finished six, we'll find sh she'll be found anyway, because she, she ran a time even though she might not get between to compete at a state meet. Okay. So just just on that end she might lose out there, but she'll have a time recorded and someone will know no one just comes out of the woodwork and this individual swimming, because the based on times everybody is known out there. Great. That's a good thing. But as far as training, this is very tricky, because we're going to get political. I've never heard you go down this road. All right, my personal feeling dish. And it's a personal feeling if you are in transition. Okay. Then and you still a particular sex sex is at that particular point, male or female, you should not be allowed to compete till the complete change, whether even being the Olympic Games, whether it be in Olympic trials or even at the high school because I think the these individuals know, early age and this is up for discussion as well. But the show they know what sex, they really all one with internally, but I think it should not be loud chill with fish lead the change because males and females. That's one in racing their differences, males on stronger than females, especially sprinting, which is a power sport. Rich world exports. Look at look at different times, men and women different times on the track because they just not by. Logically, the same these boys, because they are still physically males at this particular point, they have an advantage, every female, and it is unfair. And that's what they have different age groups, and they have a male and female track and field event just lump everybody to get. Well, that's rob. I think your your, your perspective on this is that perhaps that looking for solutions here and that would be that well, they if they're going to want to transition. They should not be allowed to compete. That's my stand to answer the question is, if you believe once the transition, it's completed, then you could compete at what you what you warm at that particular point at this particular point, because it's something that they're not there yet. They have a distinct advantage being a male because they are more powerful stronger, and the body chemistry is completely different and Rick, I really feel fat listen to this hour, and I've always been listening. I mean catching all your podcast. Thank you, on course. I know you were loyalists there and I appreciate your your. Listen to the rest of your show. Thanks, rob. Roy point about this. Maybe okay, fine. If you're going to transition, you understand that's gonna take a year or two, but you're not going to compete at the high school level, and we'll talk a few minutes about the NCAA and their position on this as well. But, you know that may be the ultimate situation. The one point I wanna make during the course of the hour is that the is no federal guidelines in this state mandate, and you'll hear a few minutes about a high school wrestler in Texas. And how the Texas laws are different from Connecticut, that's move on. That's go to up to Britain, Connecticut. I bet you're on the fan. Good morning baked me. Yeah. I'm gonna pick it back off with the last listener said except I believe there isn't any quality that when a guy is like if you're born a man, and then you become grow, your absolutely going to be stronger. I even if you go through the entire transition, I still believe that because you were born a man, your muscles, straightening Muslim, you're still going to be stronger than girl, no matter what. So even if you go through the transition, I think you're going to be stronger. I don't know what the specifics are. But I would love to know about a girl who tried to transition to become a man winning any events, 'cause I would say. That they would be very highly unlikely. That's pretty much. All right. Okay. Well, thanks again, there aren't that many studies a research that I could find about this, because obviously, it's a relatively new phenomenon. I mean, if you go back willing enough, of course, courses the celebrated case doctrinaire Richards, but that was some time ago. But for the most part, it seems that the transgender phenomenon has been more. Recent years is taking place more and more, and again, it's sort of uncharted territory because we all agree, of course title nine was a great move forward in terms of equality, for, for boys and girls and men and women sports. But now, we do have this complicated issues where we've seen, again were in certain places certain school districts in boys are allowed to play in a girls field hockey team and girls sometimes play on a boys ice hockey team and girl sometimes play football. It gets a little little cluttered with all this, but that's where we are today. Now's I said there were other cases that I want to talk about this morning in terms of address transgender situations and how these these kids are allowed to compete. According to the state in which they live. And it gets very very, very complex. And of course, it's an emotional issue. I don't wanna make into a political situation because I'm not really prepared to go down that pathway. I'm talking about how it affects the boys and girls in high school. Not only how how they're allowed to compete as transgender athletes, but how that has an impact or an effect upon the other girls and boys who also are competing like this girl who's a sprinter who found herself. Chance to advance the regionals because two boys basically placed the head of her. Okay. One eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six that's our number curious to get your thoughts about this because I said, it's something that is really a curious anomaly. And I don't think it's going to go away soon. Let me take a pause. John minko here this morning. He has your flash of evac. Take your calls. Stay.

Connecticut Rick wolf New England Selena soul McKnight football Texas John minko Hockey England regional NCAA rob Brooklyn Massachusetts Britain baseball Roy
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

12:09 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"And welcome to this week's edition of Rick wolf sports edge. I'm your host Rick wolf. Well, I I want to talk about what I call the gift of adversity. And I wanna talk about that. If we have time later on in the hour, but but for her stuff, I wanna start this morning show by talking about parents going too far. Now, we already covered in recent weeks, the college admissions scandal where affluent parents were spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to bribe college coaches to get their kids into elite private schools those were indeed parents behaving badly. We know that but this past week and admittedly on a much smaller scale. I'm sure you heard about this the well-meaning sports parents up. In Ridgefield, Connecticut, who in an attempt to savage a high school baseball game the parent. The parents the side it would be a good idea to try and set fire to the what portions of the dirt in the infield, not only did this work. But it totally backfired the flames caused approximately fifty thousand dollars in damages to the field in which much of the dirt passerby eventually dug up now due to the lingering health concerns of having gasoline fumes in the field. And of course, no one has come forth to take responsibility for this move, though. Clearly, there's video of the various individuals working on the field. I'm sure they're gonna be eventually dented and as a real question as to whether or not insurance is going to cover the cost of the damage to the field. What I've heard is that because this was an intentional act to pour gasoline onto the dirt because that's intentional an insurance folks say, well, you know, you really can't. Get covered for intentional damage to a field and a couple of passing thoughts. And I want to get your your your feelings and comments as well at one eight seven seven three seven sixty six sixty six one. This is one of those ideas that's been around for years. But for decades. And you know, what not only is it extremely dangerous to pour gas on field. It also does it work. I mean, there are countless examples of fields being destroyed from this kind of knew ver-. Believe it or not just a week earlier a high school baseball coach in Utah. Try to do the same thing dumping gas on his high school field and that cause similar damage. Now, I understand Richfield. This is supposed to be a big game between Ridgefield amity, and obviously people were attuned to wanna make sure this game got going. But you know, and also to stand up, the the Richhill coaches will put an administrative leave. I'm not really, quite sure. As to how they were involved in all this. But you know, when you run the risk of burning down field though gasoline onto it. You're also seep in as I said before the dirt with gallons of gasoline, which is full gasoline's full terrible things that can harm kids health. And once that gas is in the dirt. It doesn't go away for a long time. It stinks and it, smells and a toxic. Fumes are in hell by the players. You anybody's pump gas at a gas station. No gas in your hands it, smells and. Doesn't go away for a good long time. Now in contrast in pro ball, but first of all if it's raining usually the fields covered with tarps. And if it rains during the game starts getting sloppy. Well, you see what happens they got the rakes, and they pour down diamond dry to help soak up the moisture or some other substance like diamond dry, so that it absorbs the water and hopefully that game can continue put they definitely never poor down gas gallons of gasoline and light a match that just doesn't happen. The bottom line look sports parents while it's okay, obviously to wanna see your kid play ball at a damp day. Spend your time and effort on just getting the rakes out and or mopping the field up and then apply the diamond dry, and if that doesn't work. Well, what you have is what we call a rain out. As the old saying goes, sometimes you win and baseball sometimes you lose. And sometimes you get rained out. A little common sense would have been a long way in this case remember, especially in baseball games to get rained out when I seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six. Let's thoughts about this. Let's go to a j in Richfield Park, New jersey. In the morning. Jay, rain out J, one seven seven three. There. Well, Jay, his obviously listened to I commentary. I can't give them on the phone. Let's go to our friend Ed over Elizabeth and you've got experience with the fields fill it up before. I talk to bring up. Yeah. Over the past two months. We've lost to legendary college baseball coaches in the country. Yes. But we lost thirty hill from Rutgers. Right. And yet this past week we lost my shepherd, right? Both of these coaches if the major Vic between them have almost all over two thousand went close to twenty one hundred twenty one hundred wins between them on a college level the best thing. And I knew that I because I was a former college coach this the best thing about those guys in their own way. And if you talk on the play, they would say the same thing they taught their players how to become men, and and it wasn't all only about baseball. And all that show wanted to bring that up. And I'm glad you did. I was going to mention the passing of my shepherd, obviously. You know, everybody in baseball new my shepherd a tremendous guy. Tremendous family in baseball. And yeah, I was sad to hear of his passing. But as you said, these guys, you know, these were this is all about baseball politically at the collegiate level, New Jersey. So I'm glad you mentioned that second thing. I want to bring them and talk about the gasoline thing we a great event going on in New Jersey. I'm actually heading down to go on today. I d Michaelides discovered the Colorado Rockies runs an autistic high school tournament where forty of the elite baseball teams in New Jersey play. But yes, they Jack glider from Gelbard and high school through and if that one knows that's allied our son there were fifteen major league teams here with their whether it's regional scattered cross checker and yesterday, he talked at ninety seven miles an hour senior in high school, and my one of my buddy, Ben was one of the top. Buys into state by twenty navy to he really brought it and all that. So if anyone's not doing on trust me, if the great event Mike already does a great job with the autism program. Yes. Tana into lasting TIMMY about pouring gasoline on fields while here. Here's a great story. I'm playing American League baseball nineteen seventy seven and we planning. Wreck legion was coached by my shepherd, we had to get our gains in 'cause we've been we were backed up with rain by the next day arrest ever gonna decide who was going to be a championship Representative jersey in America. We're playing my shepherd. Yep. We play a game inning and a half. It starts pointing all that stuff. So they stopped the game where you all are legion. Coach Bobby tool made us go gasoline to go to resin sealed dump it on the field and burned him and all that stuff. 'cause back then Rick. It was all diamond dry in nineteen seventy seven. You had to do whatever you could get things done. But today, you need to do this so many drying methods out there that you know, you can get the fields ready. But plus now a lot of schools now are going to feel because they want to get the games it. Well, exactly. And there was nothing. I'm glad you mentioned as well. Lot of schools. Do have. In fact, you know, the turf which is easily a dries up very quickly. Don't wanna pour gasoline official turf. Sure. But the fact is there are so many ways to get the feel back and playing shape, or as you said, you have to sort of waiting postponent that to get the diamond dry on it and clean up. But put gas on it, really go on the rural Iowa. By we know, we're playing are sort of we get rain. We know we're not going to be up and unfortunate because so many fields don't have good training. But the way the way things are today. They'd get feels ready in no time. I hear you. Thank you for the call. Appreciate as always have a good day. Let's go. Let's go back to a friend Jay over in Richfield partner. Jersey. Good morning. Jane, if you're gonna stay you gotta friends when you call the station, and you go through our screener. And you gotta turn the radio down on your car. Otherwise, we can't hear you. So please bear that in mind. Let's watch him compete more comments about this. You know, I do understand that obviously parents want to see their kids play. And apparently this was a big game in Richfield. And obviously there's a desire to to get the field. Ready? We understand all that we get that. We we understand that situation where you can't control the weather the elements. However is just pointed out, you know, these days there are a lot of other alternative solutions when it comes to dealing with with rain, and as I said if you have a field if there's a tarp of asleep in the rain in the forecast, obviously you want to cover particularly the pitching mound and home plate when it comes to tarps. If you can the infield. As well. If not then you get up early in the game before the game supposed to start get the rakes out. And trust me. I've done this thousand times my own career get the rigs out will you players. You're rake, you rake, you if you have a lot of standing water. Yeah. You get the literally had buckets out and you fill up the buckets the water and port off, you know, away from the playing field, and we have diamond dry or other comparable products, which are designed to absorb water. Then obviously, that's your best bet. Again, you go back dump that on there. You get your rakes out again. It's just common sense. But you know, Ed alluded to the fact that back in the seventies. People would try to use gasoline. That's a long time ago. It was not a good idea. Then since those days, obviously, there's lots of environmental concerns about putting gasoline into it seeps down into the clay. It's impossible to get rid of it stays there for a long time. And of course, kids are going to even though the next day. It's dry. The gasoline fumes still say there. And I for one do not want my kids, you know, basically pay in a ballpark an infield. With those gasoline fumes. It's certainly toxic. It's full of benzene other carcinogens, really really bad idea. I'm just amazing surprise that. The good folks in Ridgefield thought this was going to be a good idea. Because obviously, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. It's just doesn't work. I mean, I tell you. We'll see how this plays out and see what happens in terms of the liability. What happens in terms of any? I don't know a rust. They're made as I mentioned a read or heard this morning that the high school coaches orig- field were put on administrative leave not really how why or sure how that happened if they're involved in this at all. But clearly the video I saw there are a number of people out there again, obviously with good intentions, but a little common sense goes a long long way here. And I wish some common sense that sort of ruled today. All right. Let me let me do this. Let me take a pause. Take us commercial spots. Mike McCann has your update this money when I return, I'll take some more calls about this. But then I do wanna talk about the gift of adversity and how important that is for kids today, particularly kids who want to excel in sports and how unfortunately parents once once again, sometimes sort of missed the boat in terms of common sense, one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six.

baseball Richfield Jay New jersey Rick wolf Ridgefield Mike McCann college baseball Ed Connecticut Ridgefield amity Richfield Park Utah American League Rutgers TIMMY Colorado Rockies Bobby tool Representative Michaelides
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Rick wolf sports edge. I'm your host Rick wolf. I want to ask a very basic question of you, all are coaches still allowed to yell and scream at their players. Well, we'll tackle this topic. A little later on in the hour. But I I I want to conclude with some more thoughts about operation varsity blues now, not surprisingly there was a tremendous outpouring feedback from last week's last show regarding the college emissions scandal. And if there was one common denominator that kept bubbling up over and over again, it was the concern about slided athletes, and how they were given special preference by elite colleges now from my understanding of college, admissions, slotted athletes are those student athletes who are chosen by the colleges head coach particular sport. And then the coach presents his or her list of slow. Athletes to the emissions committee. And in many cases, these are athletes who routinely do not have comparable grades or board scores as the other highly qualified applicants, but these slaughtered athletes do have that special or unique talent as an outstanding athlete. No theory goes, and there may be some hard evidence to prove this. Then if a colleges sports team teams, do well, then more and more proud alum will pony up and donate more money to the school..

Rick wolf
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

12:34 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Your host, Rick wolf. Well, it's it's hard to believe what with all the slow that I encountered this morning and the winds out of the north. But yeah, we're on the doorstep of a brand new baseball season in just a few weeks. But you know, to me springtime, and yeah, we'll have sunshine and nice temperatures. I'm sure in the next week or so, but the springtime is always a start of a new hopes and dreams and the start of the baseball season in particular, always brings a great and wonderful promise. And on today's show. I want to tell you about a new book that was just published by Dan, gray, the owner and founder of pro swing baseball and softball trading center up and Malcolm disco and in porchester, let's face it. Baseball by far, the most difficult and most complicated and most frustrating sport for young kids to learn and to play and Dan's new book, the youth base. Spall bible the guy to coaching and enjoying youth baseball. He goes through all the basics and fundamentals of how to teach the game. Now, Dan graze a proud native of the Bronx. He graduated from the Bronx high school science went on to Binghamton university. He was drafted by the dodgers in the seventh round played in the dodgers organization for as a catcher for a number of years. And as you loyal listeners of the show know Dan's, but on the sports edged several times in the past. And I welcome him back this morning, Dan. How are you doing? Good morning, Rick. It's always a pleasure to speak with you. And I greatly. Appreciate you putting me on the first show after the time. I was just going to apologize. He said, oh I booked in for this daylight saving show. Friends. It is in fact, eight oh seven daylight savings time. But yes, I on daylight saving Sunday and also an a snowstorm. So thank you for early. I hope you do have several cups of coffee sitting by you anytime. I really enjoy speaking and talking baseball with you. Well, that's nice to hear Now, Dan, I have to tell you this the first question I have to ask you and friends if you've never met, Dan, gray, you should know this. He's a big big guy is the essence of a strong catcher. But then you're writing in the book that which I did know in high school were a middle infielder until you senior year is that correct? Yeah. I I really was more of a shortstop second baseman. And and it's you know, I don't know if your listeners know, I was the same thing. I think he was drafted as a second baseman by the Yankees and engine verdict to a catcher. But I remember my high school coach telling me if you wanna play in college. And again, this is going back many years wreck as we're getting older, but my high school coach I to me if you wanna play in college, you'd have to be a left handed pitcher or catcher, and considering you so righty the first ones out, so you might as well get behind the plate in and have a better chance of making a roster and at that point you have ever considered being a catcher before. Well, what I what I enjoy very quickly was the mental aspect of the game within the game on on trying to figure out how to get hitters out or try to bring the most out of the pitching staff so to me that right away as soon as I put together on that was the most enjoyable part to me I've heard that before I've never I never caught an baseball game. But I know a lot of catchers, obviously, especially the catches a go on. I like Joe Girardi who was obviously so impressed with your book did give you a wonderful wonderful endorsement, but a lot of catchers say they'd like that mental side because they feel like they're in control of all the players on the field. So I I understand for somebody who's cerebral like yourself, it's a very appealing position. Well, it's I mean, it's kinda tough to like physical side fit. Right. I mean, you're you're coming up and down. Are you going down to block you're taking south tips constantly? So you're you know, I remember one of my catching instructor telling me when you have a long minor league season, which you you've gone through personally yourself. It's really the catcher the firsthand games. We feel hundred percent after that you're gonna be you're gonna be nicked up and you're going to be bruised and you're gonna be sore for there for the remainder of the season. Well, let's talk about this book. And obviously this is the culmination of all your years now, you should open up. A pro swing baseball and softball back in two thousand two I believe and you and your staff of work with literally. Thousands of aspiring ball players over the years. What is your opinion? What's the most difficult? Skill to teach. Is it hitting is a pitching fielding? Wh what do you think in all the years you've been doing this? What's the most difficult? Skill to teach the kids these days. Oh, I think by far RIC it's heading. I I don't think there's a question when you have a reactionary function on a ball moving. And you're not sure what the speed is. Or what the location is going to be? And and he's you know, regardless of the distance, you know, ninety nine point nine nine nine nine percent of the population loses the ball about five or seven feet out in front of him. Which most people don't understand because your eyes are not, you know, quick enough to make that adjustment to see the ball to the barrel on. But although that's the way we, you know, we we kind of try to teach you know, it's the most different to me. It's the most difficult aspect of the game. And it's in my opinion, the most difficult thing to do in sports. And I I actually agree with that. And I think a lot of athletes from other sports was out on oh, it's much more difficult, for example to learn how to ice skate or a high escape backwards in hockey, or it's more difficult to learn how to shoot a three ball and basketball. But clearly the phrase you used there the reactive aspect and baseball. And of course, the concomitant sense that if you're in a slump and things aren't going your way. It just sort of snowballs. And it's so difficult to sort of keep yourself from panicking. Is you see your batting average go down and down. It's it is really something. I mean, barchi Amati once said the game was designed to disappoint you. And I think those words were right on target. Well, it's it listen you, and I both know what your game of failure. Right. You're more times than you're going to succeed. And one of the best pieces of advice that I ever got. From my coaches is listen, you're you're you're going to fail a lot more than you're going to succeed in what you do with those failures is really going to dictate, you know, your your mechanics will put you in a slump, but your mind will keep you there. And so it's a matter of being able to learn something, whether it's mechanically from your mindset or from the pattern after pictures, presenting to you to try to get you out. It's it's your job to learn something from that when you're not successful. And then let it go. And you know, I try to tell all my hitters that. It's it's it's very similar to a cornerback in football. You have to have a short memory. You learn something from it. You move on. On because as you know, when you try to mentally stacks those at batch, and it snowballs on you, then then it's the the definition of a a slump, but I learned a lot obviously from your book secrets of sports psychology revealed shameless plug for the host, thanks. You know, it's it's there is a mental aspect of the game. That's that's a whole different element that, you know, your book, and and things that I've learned over the years in and try to instill into my players. It's that's a very very difficult aspect to keep the confidence to be able to believe in the mechanics entrust what you've been doing. It's it's a it's a very complex process. And it's it's that's why to me it's the hardest thing to do consistently. Well, let me ask you this, Dan because obviously. You and I know each other for many years, and I know you tend to be an old school kind of baseball guy. Which of course, I am as well. But the game has changed, and I'm wondering from the fact that you work with of the young kids high school kids who are obviously coming up to the ranks the game has changed and things that we used to take for granted. Whether it's learning how to bunt or to steal bases. Or or getting kids understand hit? The ball words pitch as opposed to try to always pull the ball. These things we used to work on routinely. But now the game is changed. I know in your book, you go into great detail about teaching kids how to bunt and how to take a lead, and so and so forth. But how is that? How was the game? And it's changing with analytics how has that influenced you at all in terms of new staff with teaching kids today how to play baseball? We'll just how Rick. I mean, it's it's changed the teaching style. And that's why you know, you know, as well as I do from pro ball, there's a trickle down effect to college and then back down. Into high school and so on and so forth. So the the teaching component of what coaches are doing. Now. There's no emphasis on that part of the game. Whether it's a hit and run or adding productive outs or or bunting. It's just not taught anymore, and quite frankly, it's not it's not glamorized you and I are not getting on sportscenter. If we set up the winning run by putting down a successful sack, but we're not we're not gonna make sportscenter. I quick interesting story wreck I had a major current major league player who is in my society a couple of months ago during during the off season, and he said to me that many of his teammates. Now this is in the big leagues. Now, many of his teammates will come back to the dugout with a man on third and hit a fly ball that that's a sacked fly that scores a run, and they'll they'll be quite annoyed. And and some of them will get a talking to by the by the hitting coach based on the fact that it's not helping their oh PS. And and what does that translate into not helping your OPSEC's a major factor in your next contract in in compiling numbers to kind of be able to negotiate better contracts. So that's unfortunately, in many ways for me, that's one of the ways the game has has kind of changed for the worse. You know, that's a big element. You know, when when you and I used to do that many years ago, you would be praised when you came into the dugout for making sure that that that run got in. And you scored a run for your team doesn't really work that way anymore. I remember was my years coaching with the Indians. And how much is going back to the nineties. You know, how much they stressed a situational hitting a man on third base for less than two outs. And how essential was either to get a sacked fly or put the ball on the play these days, of course, kids? Well, strikeout is the same as groundout or as same as a pop ups. What's the difference? And as it sort of makes my my jaw drop as to how. Gotten to this point. But that's the mentality that any baseball instructor these days any coach has to understand and cope with. I don't think there's any question about that you and I live in in Yankee and met country. Right. But you know to me when people talk to me about what happened this past year in in the major league baseball season. The reason Red Sox won the World Series as they had the the the most complete hitter's a a number of them in their lineup. They had they were the most complete hitters that really played the game. It wasn't just about power numbers. It was about to strike hitting approach. It was about getting guys over when you needed to. It was about getting guys in when you need to with productive outs. So when when people talk to me about that it was it was listened. They were they were built. Yes with all those Adelaide ex and with launch angle and ball exit philosophy and all of that stuff in mind. But there was still an element that connected into the old school type of play that, you know, it was it was okay. To you know, a able to take a pitch and and hit it to the right side of the field. And and and move a guy over or, you know, potentially get yourself a hit to the opposite field drive a running. So to me, that's the reason they won the World Series. I think everybody, you know, I agree with that as well. At the Red Sox, obviously had those guys as you describe much better and more more well rounded as hitters and getting on base. Hey, my guest this morning as Dan gray. Pro swing baseball and softball training center up in Westchester county. Got a new book out, which I heartily endorse. It's called the youth. Baseball bible. Let me take a break..

Baseball Dan Rick wolf owner and founder Red Sox dodgers Dan graze Bronx high school instructor Dan gray Binghamton university porchester Spall Joe Girardi Westchester county softball trading center Adelaide Yankees
"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

09:18 min | 3 years ago

"rick wolf" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Your host Rick wolf, I'm talking this morning with my old friend and and baseball teammate, rob Nelson. We're talking about kids and having fun in sports. And it sounds like such a simple concept. But of course, these days with all the kids starting a much younger ages and getting evolved and structured leagues and formal coaching and specialization earlier ages. We do have a sense that kids today are losing a sense of how to have fun basic enjoyment when they play sports have, you know, have that it's the we don't have that fun element. As part of your sports experience. It's going different every difficult to continue on and to pursue that passion in sports because it's not seen. Any more is being enjoyment is seen as being work. And we're taking your calls at one eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six Nelly. Let's let's get to some more callers. Let's start with our friend AJ over in Princeton, New Jersey AJ. Good morning. You're on the fan. Good morning. Rick and good morning Nelly. Good morning as I as I start off every conversation with you. I am glad that I grew up. When I grew up about the same age and sports is such an important part of my life now. And I would I would highlight the Lert enjoyment now growing up it was fun. And actually what was important during my my my growing up, and I'm calling about all sports. I mean, if it was a sport basically started playing when I was about ten but baseball started earlier than that. I think I think I had a baseball bat in my crib, actually. So I had some notes from a few weeks ago. And you know, you kind of hit it on the head here. The concept of free play when I was growing up before we ever joined any kind of a league or whatever go to the, you know, the local school, which is a mile away, you know, a friend's backyard during the summer we played stick ball and stick ball. Paul was always great. Because first of all we also we learned how to hit pitch field all this kind of stuff. But I started switch hitting and I was Mickey Mantle I was imitating Roger marriage and all that stuff. We you know, we played bounces and grounders stuff like that. We'd had just have catches. But there's a very important point here. One of the games that we played, you know, running basis if you remember that you get a guy in one down AJ just going to say running bases was like the universe a game that every kid in America played and was so simple to learn and to do with the tennis ball, or whatever it might be. And yet, I don't know kids play running basis anymore. Thanks, rick. The problem is when I watch Yankee games, I watch games. Now. How many times do they screw it up? They can't even and I'm not kidding here. And you know, I'm not kidding. Well, let's say what you watch today is it's it's it's appalling to watch it's disgraceful because as kids we had these fundamental down, and it was like playing games. So I I appreciate what I did growing up. I encourage the other subjects that you always have on the show play a lot of sports get exposed to everything and you learn competitiveness and that turns into a life skill. And I've told you about my again, my career now as an entrepreneur wanna be in the business has the author as an inventor it all started by playing baseball as a kid and having fun with sports AJ. Your thoughts are right on target. And as always I thank you for your for your insights. Thank you for the call this morning. And I just want to ask you because you know, he had some good thoughts about all this. And that is that the the the most fundamental easy. Easiest games to learn as a kid running bases throwing the ball back and forth. Trying to avai getting tagged by somebody who's catching the ball. Some kid your age learning how to catch pop ups? You know, we we laugh and joke about the fact that some of the of the big league level have a hard time with this. I mean, I often sit there and watch a kid in the major leagues and he loses a ball in the sun. I'm thinking how can that be didn't you learn as a kid how to how to shield the sun by using your glove? Sunglasses. How how can that be or catch a pop up or not it'd be so unfamiliar with the wind might cause a ball to drift a certain way or the loss of bunting the kids today, just don't know? How don't don't wanna bunt? It's really it ought to me. It all stems back to the earliest ages when they were learning how to do this on the playground. Yeah. I think you're right. And I think a lot of it has to do with the formation of leagues that have professional coaches and the goals yo-. I always read the literature all the time we want to take your kid to the next level. And and and I I understand that. But at at our baseball cap, we wanna take each kid to what level they were at two a step or two or three above. It's not like it's not like everybody's goal should be to get a college scholarship or to play for for the Yankees or the metro or any big league club just play for the sake of playing and learn a few things when I was doing clinics in Sydney, Australia, talking about having boys and girls in the program questions came up, and they said, well, why do you want girls mate, you know, in the program? They said, well, we want people to learn to love the game. And even if you don't yet have a league for girls, the more people who appreciate the fund that the game is the become part of the game. Maybe. To become coaches or score keepers or unpire or something. But you want everybody to understand that this game is basically fun, and the more people you get involved with it. The better off it'll be I think also the economic profile is that it's tough to make a living today. And you have a lot of virtually all families now have mom and dad or both working or both parents are both working and. So it's easier to hire a professional coach or have your kids involved in the kids are taken care of. So the parents can't go out and do what they need to do as parents. And and I think the leisure-time thing applies to parents as well such a very complicated issue. And I I know what my campus at throwback kind of thing. But I do see that the the kids who are in travel ball and elite teams in going to these showcases each year. Fewer and fewer of those kids are coming into my camp because they're too busy playing in a competitive format, and it's unfortunate. I don't know what the answer is. You know, my my small thing is a couple of weeks a year. I go back to Long Island, and we just have a hell of a lot of fun when I run into guys. Now who are forty years old say, hey, coach, rob how you doing started nineteen eighty six and it's pretty much the same formula after thirty three years. So I I wish there was more of it. I don't know. What the answer is all I know is what you're talking about is absolutely right. So let kids play for the sake of play the fact that we don't keep score during our games. Are remember a kid running off the field nationally coach rob watch the score? And I said Phil I think it's eleven to eight and he asked if his team was a header behind. And I said, I'm not sure. The kid didn't Lincoln. I what he asked me. Actually, can I make a lineup. He just wanted to be involved. You want her to have a conversation with his coach. But basically he was set me up to ask me if he could make the batting water the next inning. And that made me smile didn't say what do you mean, you don't know the scar? Well, I didn't know the school. And I think when you get to do that over and over and part of it, you know, in my situation and my two older brothers. Ed, Harry, we were always playing games and at making up rules as we went along. And and the joy of that is why I'm seven years old now, and I'm still doing it with the, you know, the enthusiasm of when I was twenty and I think it's because it's always been enjoyable for me to do. And I think it's contagious. I take the kids buy into it that, hey, this is pretty cool. There's no player of the day. There's no most improved player. There's no trophy at the end at the end of the campus, say, wear sunscreen, go to the beach. Thank your mom. Magadan your grandparents for you here on time. She that summer, and that's it thirty seconds speech at the end of the show. And then the kids go have fun somewhere else. It's just you know, as you said that that learning and to have fun enjoying yourself that just said it just last a lifetime as I said, the reason I'm doing the show. This point is I'm fearful that we maybe having this generation of young kids today who were somehow being they're not getting the benefit of that. Before forget just tell people if they if they want to find out more about your camp, which you run for so many years working, how can they contact you? Or how can they find out? More information about yourself as I said it's in day camp only, and it's typically six days to six day sessions through the town of Southampton on Long Island..

baseball Rick wolf Long Island rob Nelson New Jersey Princeton Mickey Mantle Yankees Lert tennis America Paul Australia Sydney Southampton Phil Lincoln Roger Ed Harry