ABUSIVE COACHES: LL Coach Sues a 14-Year-Old Player + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: LL Coach Sues a 14-Year-Old Player + MORE

Why “why?” is Way More Than Just An Annoying Question Your Child Asks to Drive You Crazy + MORE

Every child reaches the stage of why? somewhere around two or three years old.  And I regret to inform you that it really never goes away. Teenagers ask why? for different reasons, perhaps, but with the same annoying intensity. You may try to ignore the whys by changing the subject (when they are.... More »

Here’s Why a Sports Parenting Martyr Complex Doesn’t Work

Sports Parenting sometimes brings out the martyr in even the best of moms or dads. As a parent, do you ever play the martyr in your home? I have to admit that I mastered the role pretty well, and sometimes I’m still tempted to fall back into using it. But the honest truth is, martyr...Read.... More »

Social media and mobile: How people get their news and what they do with it + MORE

Two quick notes on how people get their news and how they share it. Pew Research Center recently wrote about some of its findings around How social media is reshaping news: The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculation.... More »
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Growing Pains or Osgood-Schlatter + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:   Overuse injuries related to growth spurts are common in certain sports, especially sports involving jumping, sprinting, and rapid changes of direction Osgoo.... More »
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A Wikipedia horror story: How attribution and verification can (usually) save the day + MORE

Want to hear a scary story? This one makes “Friday the 13th” look like a sweet fairy tale. That is, if your primal fear is … trusting Wikipedia. In “I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax” on The Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses that as a college sophomore in 2009, she an.... More »
Well, this is just nuts.
A chiropractor in California claims he suffered a severed Achilles tendon when one of his LL players rounded third base en route to scoring a winning run. The boy threw his helmet up in the air and on the way down, it struck the coach in his lower leg, seriously injuring him…

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We recently interviewed one of CoachUp’s private soccer coaches Coach Michael F. With many years of soccer coaching experience under his belt and a successful athletic career that led to playing professional soccer, Coach Michael deserves to shine under the spotlight.
Tell us about yourself.
I have over 20 years of experience playing soccer,  and I am still currently playing professional soccer in Philadelphia…

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