ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Learning A Key Lesson from John Wooden

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Learning A Key Lesson from John Wooden
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Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Deven Jackson (Shermans Dale, Pa.) + MORE

About three million youngsters will play youth football in the United States this fall.  Only one received sustained media coverage last month, and it was 10-year-old Deven Jackson, who took the field with the West Perry Midget Football Mustangs after a two-year absence from the gridiron. In 20.... More »
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Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup are likely responsible for a number of negative health issues, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome Create a lifet.... More »
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The “Ten Percent” Rule For Runners: Fact or Fiction? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Common advice for runners returning from injury or other layoff is to increase weekly mileage by 10% While I find that to be a generally good starting point, som.... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »

Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins on his fly-on-the-wall Warriors celebration piece + MORE

After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship last week in Cleveland, they celebrated, and Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated wrote about their party. His piece is a classic of what’s known as fly-on-the-wall reporting. Here’s his lede: CLEVELAND—The season of splash ended .... More »
I asked Chris McCarthy, the highly-regarded and long-time Athletic Director at John Jay HS in Cross River, NY to come on my show this AM to talk about the issue of Accountability with HS student-athletes.
I did this because of the ongoing controversy that was sparked by last week’s show about the HS tennis players from the New Hampshire HS who were suspended from playing in state’s quarterfinals because the boys had opted for Senior Skip Day…

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