ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast Begins with a Discussion on Travel Sports + MORE

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast Begins with a Discussion on Travel Sports + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football. As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
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How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

 How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big. The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... More »

INNOVATIONS: Why Not Set National Benchmarks so that Athletes Can See How They Match Up?

In today’s column, I’m going to make a strong suggestion and try to make a case that perhaps there’s a better way to raise our kids in sports than what we’re currently doing. Now, admittedly, this is something of a radical approach. I’m the first to admit that. But the truth is…..... More »

5 Things Coaches Need to Teach Their Captive Audience

Coaches, you have a captive audience every season that you decide to take on the challenge of turning a group of individuals into a team. Your players are captive because in order to make the team, and in order to play, they must listen to you and do as you instruct. As a coach, this could be...Re.... More »
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Young Athletes Who Suffer From Pregame Jitters Podcast

Pregame Jitters in Young Athletes Do your kids interpret pregame jitters as something is wrong with them before they compete? Often, the pregame jitters can help kids focus better and boost their energy just before a game. However, those butterflies and sweaty palms are more than just jitters; they.... More »
 

While the pile of concussion books in my office continues to grow taller, seemingly with every passing day, one that will stay at the top of the very short pile of my favorites is Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn’t Have To End Your Athletic Career (Oxford University Press, New York 2016) by sports neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher, M…

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #1 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask harder questions,…

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