Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MORE

Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MORE
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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »

Survey Says…Youth Sports Pressures are Real + MORE

This survey of 1,000 Americans by the Yellowbrick Treatment Program shows some interesting numbers about youth sports. Do you think it’s an accurate reflection?   Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t .... More »

What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared + MORE

What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared One injury is all it takes — just one.  The loss of a player for the season on any team could even happen in an event off the field. Shoot, the 48-hour stomach flu has made its mark in crucial moments throughout sports —.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Joy (and Benefits) of Running + MORE

Next Sunday morning is the 40th anniversary of the running of the NYC Marathon, and in what has become something of an annual tradition on my radio show, I like to spend at least one Sunday each year talking about the sport of running. The truth is, among all the various athletic endeavors you shoul.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison’s Post-Game Comments Totally Disgraceful

Yes, I’m quite certain that Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison was angry, upset, and disappointed that his basketball team had just lost in the Final Four to a more talented, better coached, and more poised Wisconsin team. That loss, of course, ruined the Wildcats’ run to a perfect season. B.... More »
When MomsTEAM launched its Youth Sports Concussion Safety channel back in 2001, I suspected that people at the time must have thought the time and energy a team of experts, Senior Editor Lindsay Barton, and I spent on the topic of youth sports concussions bordered on the obsessive, especially as no other youth sports website, much less the mainstream media, was talking about it at all back then…

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youth football tournaments 1391217410 841708131 Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MOREIts the stuff every young baseball player dreams of – down by a run in the bottom of the 7th inning with the bases loaded in game 6 of the American League Championship Series.  With a chance to become a legend, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tried to focus at the plate.  ”I was just trying to tie the game,” Victorino told ESPN…

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2013 End of Season NFL Concussion Report

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The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report, is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League.  Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field.  Each week we will bring you the information along […]

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youth flag football tournaments 1391217409 442261692 Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MOREYou’ll hear the same thing over and over on high school and college football fields this month. “We just have to get our reps in.” “Time to knock the rust off and find our rhythm.” “Its all about timing and getting everyone in sync.”  The common theme for players is trying to increase the efficiency of their thinking and their movements, better known as muscle memory…

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I read a very interesting article recently about predicting athletic success. The article detailed a study of NCAA College football players, and the daunting task of college coaches in predicting which players will be the most successful for their football programs. The research and results were combined to develop a tool called “brain typing…

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Go With The Flow – Part 2

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youth football tournaments 1391217409 714829566 Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MORENumber-loving sports like baseball and basketball have plenty of individual statistics to measure a team and a player’s performance over time.  Not so for the “beautiful game.”  ”In soccer there are relatively few big things that can be counted,” said Luis Amaral, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University…

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A review of studies evaluating various therapies utilized in rehabilitation from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery provides additional support for guidelines issued by a multi-center group of 20 clinicians in 2001 (dubbed the MOON guidelines), and establishes that most have a sound basis in science…

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national youth football championships 1391217407 367322650 Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MOREI started my sportswriting career in perhaps the most conventional fashion possible: with a blog. My decision to start writing about sports made sense, as I’ve always loved, played and followed sports, and writing has always been my forte.
In fewer than six months, I’ve written hundreds of articles and grown tremendously as a writer…

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Balancing The Running Back's Brain

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flag football tournaments 1391217410 1032882236 Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MORET.J. Yeldon, Alabama RBOne of Associate Head Coach Burton Burns’ favorite drills for his University of Alabama running backs has them hopping over pads with both feet, teaching his players balance and more importantly how to recover from a stumble. One of his many star students was Trent Richardson, who liked the drill…

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nfl flag football tournament 1391217408 875410097 Balancing The Running Back's Brain + MOREMaybe its not all about practice.  Since the youth sports world fell in love with the romantic notion that 10,000 hours of structured practice is the magic ingredient to world-class mastery in just about any field, especially sports, we’ve forgotten or ignored that our genetic endowment may still have something to do with the outcome…

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