10 Ways to Be a Man of Integrity + MORE

10 Ways to Be a Man of Integrity + 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 »
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The Multi-Sport Prescription + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We have a strong cultural bias towards early sport specialization, with the belief that specialization from the youngest ages is the best way to achieve elite statu.... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »

Ready For Primetime

This post is a continuation of the ongoing in the wild review of the Vector Mouthguard System. You can see the previous posts about what I have experienced to this point by clicking on the hot links. As always if you have questions please comment, email or tweet I will do my best to answer. [….... More »

What’s a Parent to do When Your Child Says, “Mom, Dad, I Can’t Do This!” + MORE

Youth sports can be such a roller coaster ride. And on those days when your child’s self-motivation is at the lowest point and he or she bemoans, “I just can’t do this,” here’s the other voice that needs to be playing in his head: the voice of  belief. Take 5 minutes a.... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Sad to say, but cockiness in sports seems to be a side effect of talent for many athletes. Confidence is one thing; but over-confidence is quite another. In this podcast, I talk with Coach John Brubaker, husband, father, and award-winning author–in that order…

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When I worked with teenagers, I would spend a month staffing a summer camp. In the midst of the fun, we would give opportunities for the kids to share what was going on in their lives. A lot of things would come to the surface during those times. I was in charge of all of the leaders. When they had an issue, particularly with a kid, they came to me…

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Journalist Josh Stearns has a piece on Medium reviewing the best online storytelling and journalism of 2014.
None of the stories and projects are sports-related, but I think it’s a useful read for anyone in the digital content racket, because Stearns presents a fascinating snapshot of the state of innovation…

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We all think out kids are the best. It’s parental instinct. And quite honestly, we should be biased when it comes to our children. But there is a time when you should override your prejudices and face reality, and one of those times is when you are looking at your child’s sports abilities.
Very few parents can objectively evaluate their child’s ability in sports unless they’ve played or coached the sport themselves…

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In the 1925, U.S. Open famed golfer Bobby Jones pulled a one iron out of his bag and addressed the ball. As he set up to hit out of the rough grass, his ball moved ever so slightly, a motion that calls for a stroke penalty. He was the only one who saw it; and yet, he called the penalty on himself…

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