Are You An Expert Performer? Radio CaptainU Interviews Joe Baker, Pioneering Canadian Researcher. + MORE

Are You An Expert Performer? Radio CaptainU Interviews Joe Baker, Pioneering Canadian Researcher. + MORE
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Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Concord, MA, September 8, 2014: Best practices for concussion safety education will be among the topics addressed at the groundbreaking youth sports health and safety SmartTeams Play SafeTM: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implemen.... More »

The “Mild” Concussion

This post was written originally in 2011, but has been re-posted numerous times, it will continue to be posted until we all get the message… ========== Hogwash!  There is NOTHING mild about a concussion, period.  However media, teams, players and even medical staffs continue to use this nome.... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Residency Rules in School Districts Need to be Crystal Clear + MORE

What in the world is going on with the Wayne Hills HS football program over in NJ? For those of you in NJ who already follow HS football, chances are you already know the story. But for everyone else, let me see if I can summarize this briefly. The Wayne Hills football team — which is a large .... More »
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How to Help Athletes Get More Playing Time…

A common complaint from sports parents: The coach doesn’t give my child enough playing time, and it hurts her confidence. When a coach doesn’t give a child a lot of playing time, it can really hurt her view of her abilities and skills. And that, in turn, can undermine her performance. If a coach.... More »
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CoachUp MVP Awards: Chase Wickham + MORE

Back in July, we allowed our athletes and parents to vote for their favorite coaches across the platform so we could highlight the winners. Of those winners, the full article can be found here, Chase Wickham, a soccer coach from North Carolina received our award for Most Impactful, accompanied by th.... More »

The Missing Ingredient in US Talent Development

– changingthegameproject.com

In 2005, the coaches at one of the top English Premier League Youth Soccer Academies held one of their semiannual meetings to decide upon which players they would keep for the upcoming cycle, and whom they would let go. As they were evaluating their players –many of whom would go on to star not only […

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Here’s another one of those reminders that in breaking-news situations, it’s wise to think twice, and then think again, before you weigh in on social media.
As street protests and a militarized police presence continued for the fifth horrific day in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, FiveThirtyEight…

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Respect for Sport Coaches on ESPN?

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

The other day, I was watching ESPN while I was working out. One of the segments I watched first was about Johnny Manziel aka “Johnny Football” and his chances at becoming the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback. Shannon Sharp, one of the commenters during this segment, commented (paraphrased as I did not stop running to write the direct quote down), “…don’t be too hasty in making this judgment as most of the players he has been playing against will be signing up for unemployment or coaching next week…

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

Expert Performance refers to individuals that perform at the absolute highest levels
The most important factor in expert performance is training related, and more important than genetics according to Baker
Other interesting factors in expert performance are birthdate, being left handed, and emphasis on multiple sports or physical activities at the youngest ages

How does someone get to be the very best at something? These individuals are called “expert performers” by Canadian researcher and noted authority Joe Baker…

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4 Ways to Be Countercultural

– allprodad.com

 
Jason is in a tight spot. He’s concerned about business ethics and he wants to be more countercultural, but he can’t afford to lose his job.
As a young man with a young family, Jason is all about moving forward in his career. At the same time, he’s worried that his foundational values are at odds with the world he’s trying to impress…

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