10 Tips for Teens to Prevent Cyberbullying + MORE

10 Tips for Teens to Prevent Cyberbullying + MORE

How to Turn a Bad Season Around

What is a “Bad” season anyway? Have you ever gone through a season that can only be described as “Bad?” Maybe your child is struggling with getting along with her teammates. Or isn’t getting the playing time he wants. Or isn’t improving at the rate you’d lik.... More »
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DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MORE

Georgia Announces New Football Concussion Rules By Doug Abrams Last month, the executive committee of the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, voted unanimously to limit full- contact drills in football practice sessions. The new limits, which tak.... More »

SmartTeams Talk Short: "Buy In " Needed From Coaches To Improve Sports Injury Prevention Says Nationwide Children's MacDonald + MORE

Dr. Jim MacDonald, a clinical professor at Ohio State and pediatric sports medicine specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, says that youth sports coaches are key to injury prevention, and says organizations need to a better job of getting high school and youth coaches to &qu.... More »

5 Sports Parenting Principles to Raise Your Athlete On

These 5 sports parenting principles can change your child’s youth sports journey–and yours. Do you ever feel like you are parenting in the dark, groping through the darkness of the unknown and barely seeing one step ahead? You question your decisions, doubt your parenting strategy and wo.... More »
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The Frustrations of Watching Your Child Sit the Bench: Two Things You Need to Know + MORE

Sitting in the stands and watching your child sit on the bench is a tough pill for sports parents to swallow. It will never be easy, but there are two things you can do to make the most of the situation:   It’s October, time for another Positive Youth Sports Winner! Who do you know...Read.... More »
“Don’t Know Much About History”: When History Classes Fail to Prepare Youth Athletes
By Doug Abrams
For the Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School Stateliners varsity wrestling team, the descent from local celebrity to international embarrassment happened swiftly last week. A few hours after the Stateliners capped an undefeated season by winning a state title, a photograph surfaced on social media showing several white team members posing with a black mannequin that wore the T-shirt of rival Paulsboro (N…

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Technology and social media play an ever present part in teen’s lives, making them vulnerable to cyberbullying. However, there are a few things that teens can do to reduce their chances of getting bullied.
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Eleven-year-old Josh was driving his parents, and his teachers, up the wall. Not so much the individual behaviors as much as the underlying rudeness. Manners, lack of consideration, impoliteness, selfishness, and a “me first” attitude. Put together as a package, the problem was debilitating…

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