ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Steubenville HS Football Player Convicted of Rape Does His Time, Returns to Playing Field + MORE

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Steubenville HS Football Player Convicted of Rape Does His Time, Returns to Playing Field + MORE
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10 Ways to Divorce Proof Your Marriage + MORE

  In a report from the National Survey of Families and Households, 5,232 married adults were interviewed and 1,315 said they were “unhappily married.” Five years later, the same adults who said they were unhappily married, some of whom had divorced and some of whom had stayed married, were.... More »

Have you Ever Felt the Pain of Politics in Youth Sports?

Have you ever felt the pain of politics in youth sports? If so, you will identify with this mom’s story: My two sons who played football in high school were both what I consider victims of politics. It has soured my taste for kids and sports. When my oldest son was a freshman he was...Read.... More »
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Seven Cool New Concussion Technologies That Could Be Game Changers + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The GE/NFL/Under Armour Head Health Challenge is an extraordinary competition designed to produce radical improvements in concussion diagnosis, safety equipment des.... More »
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Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grum.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: Instructing Kids to Throw Games: Why Do Youth Coaches Try to Cheat?

  Tournaments, Tanking Games, and Hating Yourself in the Morning By Doug Abrams   Youth sports tournaments can bring out the best in players, but sometimes the worst in their coaches. Too often, we read or hear about coaches who scheme to deliberately lose a tournament game, hoping to position.... More »
That terrible episode that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio a couple of years ago refuses to go away.
Very briefly, in a town where HS football is a big, big deal, two star players were convicted of digitally penetrating a passed-out 16-year-old girl who had drunk too much at an all-night party. Digital penetration (fingers) is still considered rape in that state…

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When the Game Stands Tall

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Most football games start the same. A team, fueled by adrenaline and the roars of adoring fans, rushes on to the field. There are whoops, hollers, and shouts of excitement led by a mascot and focused coaches. But this team is different. Two by two, the players of the De La Salle High School football team solemnly march onto the field with a quiet confidence—holding hands…

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