AFL Becomes First Professional Sports League to Require Helmet Impact Sensors + MORE

AFL Becomes First Professional Sports League to Require Helmet Impact Sensors + MORE

5 Things Any Parent Can Do at Home to Help Make the Next Sports Season Your Child’s Best

This post is sponsored by CoachTube, a marketplace for learning and teaching online sports where athletes and coaches are mastering new skills taught by the top 1% of coaches.   Many parents assume that the season will be shaped solely by what happens at their child’s practice. But the h.... More »

The Japanese Babe Ruth: Shohei Ohtani

There is a new sensation in baseball and he is from Japan. He is on a record-breaking spree and if we are to go by the numbers (and even performance on the field), it would not be wrong to claim that he is the Japanese equivalent of the legend, Babe Ruth. The player is Shohei […] The post The .... More »

INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: How to Be at the Game When You Can’t…. + MORE

3 Ways to Show You Care When You Can’t Make it to the Game By Kathleen Burke, TeamSnap Between the time it takes readying kids for school, helping with homework, keeping the family fed and, oh yeah, going to work, sometimes no matter how hard you try to plan ahead, getting to your child’s sp.... More »

Copa America Centenario 2016 Preview

Written by Ben Nadeau, Daniel McGuinness, Danny Moon, and Terrell Brown Today, Copa America Centenario kicks off all across America, starting with the USMNT facing off against Colombia, one of the world’s best. In most years, Copa America is a tournament typically held every four years between.... More »
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12 Negative Thoughts Holding You and Your Child Back + MORE

Negative Thoughts are hard to ignore. They affect all areas of our lives, and when it comes to youth sports, it seems parents are especially susceptible to it. Author Steven Covey says that “We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” The.... More »
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Smoke filled the air as “Stonewall” Jackson worked his way through the woods.  He had the Federalist Army on the run just outside of Chancellorsville, Virginia.  The day had been one of the most extraordinary military victories in history.  Outnumbered two to one, Jackson and his army drove their enemy back and into disarray…

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Back in the Saddle…Again

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

My apologies to all of our followers and readers. Over the past two months, I have been severely distracted by a number of personal issues including preparing and selling my home, moving to another state, having my daughter graduate from high school, and aiding her in selecting her college. Oh yeah, and finding a new job…

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Smoke filled the air as “Stonewall” Jackson worked his way through the woods.  He had the Federalist Army on the run just outside of Chancellorsville, Virginia.  The day had been one of the most extraordinary military victories in history.  Outnumbered two to one, Jackson and his army drove their enemy back and into disarray…

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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Each athlete should focus on developing an individual or core skill, rather than constantly comparing themselves to their peers
Focused, deliberate practice in which you push yourself beyond your limits is very helpful in creating a core competency

Scott Kaufman is a very interesting expert, self deprecating, funny, and provides a number of outstanding insights into the mental side of athletic performance training…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, today became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted impact sensors. The announcement was made by AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz at the 64th annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association…

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Do your young athletes compare themselves to other athletes?
Do they worry that they aren’t good enough when standing next to an opponent, or even a friend?
Many young athletes don’t focus on their own talents because they are too busy comparing themselves to others.
Making comparisons to other athletes leads to self-doubt and lower confidence…

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The 2014 college baseball season is official in the books. This year’s champion was crowned last night in Omaha. The Vanderbilt baseball team took home the title in grand fashion edging out well respected opponent Virginia.
With the series tied one to one going into last night’s game, The Commodores pulled out a victory in dramatic fashion winning the game 3-2…

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Joel Achenbach usually writes about politics and science for the Washington Post, but this week, “feeling oracular again,” he shared his thoughts about “What a good writer needs most” on his blog.
It’s a good checklist. Achenbach writes that a good writer must revere language, be honest, have reporting skills and be able to think:

A good writer has to be able to think…

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