5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season + MORE

5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Joy (and Benefits) of Running + MORE

Next Sunday morning is the 40th anniversary of the running of the NYC Marathon, and in what has become something of an annual tradition on my radio show, I like to spend at least one Sunday each year talking about the sport of running. The truth is, among all the various athletic endeavors you shoul.... More »

Tackling Childhood Cancer + MORE

Tackling is a tough job for NFL linebackers. Tackling childhood cancer is even tougher. But the Washington Redskins linebacker crew was up to the task after being challenged by Washington Redskins inside linebackers coach, Kirk Olivadotti. Fundraiser for Curing Kids Cancer Kirk told his players that.... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Why are Artificial Turf Fields Falling Apart So Quickly?

Over the last couple of weeks, Matt Stanmyre and his colleague Chris Baxter of NJAdvanceMedia (NJ.com) unleashed a series of investigative columns examining why so many hundreds of HS, college, and local park and rec fields — all covered with beautiful lush green artificial turf – is see.... More »
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The Ugly Truth Of Skin And Soft Tissue Infections In Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Skin and soft tissue infections have become increasingly common amongst athletes, including at the high school and adolescent sport ages These infections can hav.... More »

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »
 

High school athletes who continue to play with a sport-related concussion (SRC) take nearly twice as long to be cleared for a full return to sports than those who are immediately removed from play, finds a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. (1)

Analyzing data collected prospectively on a group of 69 high school athletes seen at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Program during a three-month period in fall 2014 after suffering a diagnosed concussion playing one of eight contact or collision sports, researchers found that the 34 athletes who kept playing:
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How Parents Can Keep Kids in Sports
A parent asks, “How do you encourage participation during the drop out years of adolescence?”
Good question… As we have mentioned in the past, more than half of all young athletes drop out of sports by the age of 13.
How can parents help their kids stay in sports and not drop out?
You can do this by focusing as much as possible on the benefits of sports: physical exercise, social interaction, teamwork, and the opportunity to learn discipline and good sportsmanship…

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The Olympic Spirit was Alive in Rio

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What’s the Olympic Spirit?
With the heroics of Usain Bolt, Katie Ledeckey, Michael Phelps and the USA women’s gymnastics team, the Rio Olympics gave us a lot to cheer about. Olympics and achievement go hand-in-hand. Athletes train the better parts of their lives to compete on the world’s stage…

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5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season With the NFL season quickly approaching again, there are many questions left to ask — decidedly, however, none of those include the 5 Super Bowl Contenders or 3 Reasons Why The Broncos Won’t Repeat. Why? Well, it’s simple: nobody needs to be told that the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are […] The post 5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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