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

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

To Play Or Not To Play Youth Sports: That Is The Question + MORE

For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... More »

3 Tips for Unfrazzling Your Youth Sports Experience + MORE

Got something pretty cool to share here. Take 2:40 minutes to find out what it is!   Learn More And Sign up Now!   Are you Tired of Frazzled? You can avoid being THAT parent. You know, the raving lunatic who steals the show on game day. Let’s face it. The world of youth sports is g.... More »
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Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use in high school aged athletes is very common, especially amongst male athletes Whenever possible get your “supplement” from food first, for exa.... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »

NFHS Approves Ten Rules Changes For High School Field Hockey + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 23, 2015) - With appropriate open space and no players approaching, high school field hockey players will be permitted to raise their sticks above the shoulders to stop, receive and deflect or play the ball. The revision of Rule 3-2-11 was one.... 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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