Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

  The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the.... More »

Should My Child Play Up? The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Kids to Older Age Groups

Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center is not only one of the finest youth soccer academies in the world. On every field, the future of the club is evident, as aspiring young players dodge, weave, pass and move the United way. At the same time, everywhere you turn you stare at history. Ima.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Power of a Simple Phone Call….

Repaying Favorite Coaches and Teachers Years Later By Doug Abrams  My most recent column explained the enduring player-coach bond. “Behind only the parent-child and child-sibling bonds, the teacher-student bond can be one of life’s most lasting. Coaches are teachers, and players are their stude.... More »

Tips for Teaching Kids to Respect Their Sports Opponents

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How to Harness the Power of Your Praise

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national youth football championships 1413957843 1875694030 Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MOREBy Brian Fullem, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 
Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

A three phase treatment plan of reducing inflammation, massage and stretching, followed by strengthening can reliably get the runner back successfully

Last week we wrote about IT Band Syndrome in runners, including potential causes of the problem…

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COACHES – RELATIONSHIPS MOTIVATE!

– competitivedge.com

The heart of being a great coach lies in the relationships that you create and develop with each and every one of your athletes. RELATIONSHIPS MOTIVATE. It’s WHO you are and HOW you are with your players that dramatically affects their love of the game, how hard they work, how much they learn from you and ultimately, how well they perform for you…

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youth football tournaments 1413957856 440486379 Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.”
– Michael Phelps, 18-time Olympic gold medalist
Whether you’re looking to make the team, compete at the State Championship, or gain a scholarship to a top swimming school, you are going to have to learn the proper techniques to make your swimming strokes efficient and subsequently fast…

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All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coaching my kids and their teammates…

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Note that the URL says there will be 27 of them, so you might want to keep checking back. The list is growing…

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She had been struggling for months in her performance because she cared too much. She was conscientious, had a great attitude and was an extremely hard worker in practice. She just simply over-pressured herself at competitions to do better, and as a result, always got much too tight to perform her best…

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