3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

WOC #22 John Kessel, USA Volleyball, Lines Teach You How, but the Game Teaches You Why

Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching we still practice the way we did when we were kids. John Kessel .... More »

“How Do I Let Someone Else Take Over?” + MORE

A parent recently asked me: How do I let go? The million dollar question!        Related Stories5 Simple Steps to Your Child’s Youth Sports Success“How do I Keep My Child Interested in Her Sport?”New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to He.... More »
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Helping Your Child Build Leadership Skills + MORE

Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams. Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Are Sports Parents Shielding Their Kids Too Much? + MORE

 Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity: Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach By Doug Abrams Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »

Paralympians Inspire Us All

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Paralympics — An Event To Remember

The Rio Paralympic Games were held from September 7 thru September 18,2016 in Rio. Some 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries competed in 528 medal events in 22 different sports. Great competition? Yes. Amazing feats? You betcha! Inspirational? Without a doubt…

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Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Almost 1 out of 3 children (ages 2-19) in the US is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.  That fact alone is a huge reason to encourage your kids to play sports.  Today’s guest post by nutritionist Cassandra Golden (MS, RD, LDN) offers another simple, but profound way…

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The Science of Sleep: 1v1 With Dr. Czeisler by Danny Moon It would be an understatement to say that today’s athletes are tasked with an incredible amount of work. In order to compete at a high level, athletes must invest inordinate amounts of time into training, studying, eating, and practicing. With so many responsibilities to […] The post The Science of Sleep: One-on-One With Dr…

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