2018 Sports Nutrition Update from the American College of Sports Medicine

2018 Sports Nutrition Update from the American College of Sports Medicine

Homecoming Queen Kicks Winning Field Goal

“The homecoming queen kicks winning field goal” is not a headline you frequently see. For that reason alone, please read on. When you are the homecoming queen and you have an important game on your home field, you feel like having a huge burden on your shoulders. That was not the case wi.... More »

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA: How Can We Get Our Kids to Understand the Potential Issues?

Please forgive me, but for the life of me, I still cannot understand why so many of our young and talented athletes decide to post unbelievably stupid, vulgar, and offensive stuff on social media. This is a topic I’ve addressed on my show several times in the past. But the problem seems to go on, .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are We Headed in the Right Direction with Youth and Amateur Sports?

YOU KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND POLITICIANS OFTEN DO “STATE OF THE STATE” SPEECHES? THAT IS, THEY GIVE THEIR CONSTITUENTS A SNAPSHOP OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL POLITICS? WELL, ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, I THOUGHT I’D DO THE SAME KIND OF THING. THAT IS, .... More »

Here are 5 Types of Manipulation That Happen in Youth Sports–and in LIFE

Let’s be honest. We are all guilty of manipulation in one way or another. Parents do it. Kids do it. Coaches do it. It’s very difficult to stop doing and, in fact, it almost seems like manipulation is a default mechanism in many relationships. But healthy relationships cannot be driven b.... More »
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Are Your Athletes Self-Motivated or Driven by Parents? + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Be Self-Motivated A sports parent asks: “How can I help my son learn how to be self-motivated so that he can improve his tennis game?” Dan Coyle, the author of “The Talent Code,” argues that you have to help your children by cultivating their passion..... More »
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American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is a professional organization
for sports medicine doctors and health-care providers, sport dietitians,
exercise physiologists and sport science researchers…

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