2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE

2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE

WOC #13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport + MORE

Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the co-fou.... More »
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Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!         Related StoriesHow to Make This the Best Year of Y.... More »
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The Will to Compete: A High School Wrestler’s Story + MORE

Bryar Hebb is 15 years old from Fredonia, a small farming community in southeast Kansas. He is a farm kid. He has not had an easy road in life. When he was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with Legg-Perthes disease in the right hip. He is in constant pain. He pushed the pain aside because he wanted to .... More »

10 Signs You are a Stressed Out Sports Parent

Having kids in sports does not automatically turn you into a stressed out sports parent. In fact, I’ve known many parents who know how to enjoy the experience without letting it turn them into crazed moms and dads. Families with multiple kids playing multiple sports are more prone to the stres.... More »

Wichita State teaches young athletes about injury

This story is a couple weeks old now, but it is so utterly fantastic that we couldn’t help but share, even now. As a reader of this blog, you probably know that CoachUp believes parents and coaches have a massive responsibility to keep our young athletes safe. So, when we found out that Wichi.... More »

#HelmetSelfie Chat 1-2pm EST

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A Twitter chat is about to begin hosted by @injuredkids – Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma: Funding Research, Education & Awareness to help save the lives of injured kids. #HelmetSelfie Tweets //Filed under: General

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The power of the permit is the acknowledged legal authority of local governments to set reasonable terms and conditions under which private applicants may use public property, including public athletic facilities. That power, argues University of Missouri Law Professor, Doug Abrams, in a SmartTeamsTM Talk, should be used by local government agencies to enhance reasonable concussion protection for children who play organized sports within their boundaries who may not be covered by the state’s Lystedt Law.

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When my son was only four he asked me, “Where do babies come from?” I told him that they come from their mommy’s tummy. Hoping that answer would satisfy, I tried to change the subject. Then came this, “How do babies get in their mom’s tummy?” Fortunately, my wife and I were just talking about a brilliant analogy made in a book she was reading called The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom…

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On May 10, 2014, the Vineland, New Jersey Daily Journal ran a story under the eye-catching headline, "Midget Football May Be Banned." The Vineland City Council said that the Vineland Midget Football League, which enrolls players between five and fourteen, reported only two of at least eight players who suffered concussions the prior season…

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national youth football championships 1417552012 155454278 2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Marc Safran, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Muscle strains are the most common hip and groin injuries in young athletes and will typically improve with simple measures
An “avulsion fracture” can occur in the growing athlete, and can also result in excellent healing without surgery
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can be a source of hip pain in older adolescents and teenagers…

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2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12

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The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report, is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League (posted when time allows).  Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field.  Each week we will bring […]

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national youth football tournaments 1417552017 1369668020 2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORESometimes you just have to ignore the ridiculous behavior in youth sports. Going on a crusade to stomp out all that’s bad in the youth sports culture is a daunting task. You will do more by being a positive voice for what’s being done right and how to do it right, instead of constantly harping on what’s wrong…

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