A SmartTeams Talk: Enacting Pro-Active Policies To Prevent Sudden Death in Youth Sports Presents Challenges, Says KSI's Casa

A SmartTeams Talk: Enacting Pro-Active Policies To Prevent Sudden Death in Youth Sports Presents Challenges, Says KSI's Casa

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: When to Have the “Santa Clause” Talk with Your Athlete + MORE

Just a little background before I discuss V.J. Stanley’s appearance on the radio show this AM. Although sports parenting concerns have become a continuously rising issue for more than 25 years now. and there have been countless articles, columns, and other forms of media outreach on this topic.... More »
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Encouraging Words for Kids That Ignite Self-Discovery and Growth + MORE

Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?  Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years. At.... More »
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »
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The Nemesis In The Goal

I despised him, and him me, or so we thought. He was a nemesis without my ever defining him as such. All because of a game. And yet, given a few years and unique circumstances, he became a dear friend, even standing next to me years later at my wedding. All because of that same game. I attended Stan.... More »
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All Hockey Hair Team 2016: Feeling the Flow in Minnesota + MORE

All Hockey Hair Team 2016: Feeling the Flow in Minnesota The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game has “One Shining Moment,” and the Minnesota State High School Tournament has the “All Hockey Hair Team 2016.” The mysterious creator of what has now become a popular cla.... More »
 

The Korey Stringer Institute’s Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC argues that youth sports safety policies need to be developed and implemented by sports medicine professionals, not athletic administrators, notes that the level of risk of catastrophic sports injury unfortunately depends largely on how a state athletic association responds to the death of athletes in their states, some by enacting pro-active policies, some, unfortunately, by doing nothing, and views as "extremely positive" that a KSI survey reports certified athletic trainers now provide coverage to fully 85-90% of all high school athletes in the U…

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