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

How Should Your Child Treat Teammates Who Make Mistakes in the Game? + MORE

Your child’s teammates will make mistakes; everyone expects that. Maybe because your child knows that, he may not think about the best way to respond to a frustrated teammate when he comes off the field, court, or rink, or when he comes out of the pool, or off the mat or green. I really neve.... More »

NATA Issues New Sports Health and Safety Best Practice Guidelines

The National Athletic Trainers' Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance have issued best practice youth sports health safety guidelines.  Touted as the first of their kind, the guidelines, however, largely mirror best practice recommendations that MomsTEAM Institute, a member of the Alliance,.... More »
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How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing. For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Reframe Doubts + MORE

Do Your Sports Kids Lack Self-Confidence? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to subm.... More »

Don’t Raise a Dirty Player: 5 Steps to Cleanliness in Youth Sports

Virtue #3 Of the 52 Virtues Project: Cleanliness When I saw “cleanliness” on the list of 52 virtues, I was intrigued. I actually never thought of it as a virtue before. But the following explanation of cleanliness broadens the meaning; we’re not just talking about taking baths. Cleanliness mea.... 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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