15 Eye-Opening Facts About Youth Sports + MORE

15 Eye-Opening Facts About Youth Sports + MORE
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How to be smart about science stories: It works for sports stat pieces too + MORE

Hat tip to B/R Lead Writers Editor Jake Leonard for pointing out this Vox piece headlined “15 ways to tell if that science news story is hogwash.” As Jake points out, the wisdom in that piece, which is a guide to spotting the flaws in news reports about scientific studies, could be used .... 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 »

Have you Ever Felt the Pain of Politics in Youth Sports?

Have you ever felt the pain of politics in youth sports? If so, you will identify with this mom’s story: My two sons who played football in high school were both what I consider victims of politics. It has soured my taste for kids and sports. When my oldest son was a freshman he was...Read.... More »
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Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

  First, let’s be clear about one thing: An epic marriage is one of the best and hardest things ever, period. Plus there are probably legions of difficult things men need to understand about marriage. Next, let’s not forget the fact that any relationship of a high caliber demands co.... More »
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Voting is open for the “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” + MORE

Voting is now open for the TeamSnap and Sports Feel Good Stories’ “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.” The polls are open throughout the month of November, with the winners vying for $750 in prizes. The “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” contest was launched to recognize ins.... More »
flag football tournaments 1396997822 609116106 15 Eye Opening Facts About Youth Sports + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
We spend quite a bit of time and focus in Sideline Sports Doc on competitive sports. Today’s post is on a related but slightly different subject- the benefits of continued fitness after the athlete’s competitive playing days are over…

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youth flag football tournaments 1396997832 1656396052 15 Eye Opening Facts About Youth Sports + MOREYouth sports is big business. It is so huge that we can only guess at how large it has grown. I’ve seen estimates of over 21 million all the way to 35 million for kids ages 5-18.
That number may sound good but let’s look at the facts behind the big number.

Kids are starting earlier and earlier. 67% of boys and 47% of girls are already on teams by age six (ESPN)…

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Nearly 30 percent of Americans report having more credit card debt than emergency savings. Another study found that 44 percent of households are “liquid asset poor,” meaning they have less than three months’ worth of savings. Much like our government, many Americans are deep in debt and low in savings…

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Steve Buttry makes frequent appearances in the B/R Blog. He’s a writer, editor, blogger and teacher who makes a habit of writing things I think are really smart and worth repeating.
Well, he’s done it again.
Buttry just found out he’s lost his job as Digital First Media is shutting down Project Thunderdome, its experiment in producing news content centrally for a huge chain of newspapers, leaving those papers’ staffs free to work on local reporting…

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