Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

3 Exercises to Develop Winning Concentration + MORE

Your ability to focus on what's important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you'll never perform to your true potential!   Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsi.... More »
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How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE

  I have two teenage daughters and they are the light of my world. I feel privileged to say that most of their lives I’ve been right by their sides. It’s been the greatest honor of my life. Each phase presenting its own challenges and learning curves, but each full of love, laughter, a.... More »
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Young Japanese Woman Breaks Into Australian Rugby + MORE

Rugby is one of the most important and most followed sports in Australia. But for a young Japanese woman to make an inspirational career in rugby is something unheard of. This is the story of Ayane Hirata, who has gone on to inspire so many Japanese women that there are so many who are following on .... More »
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Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

By Amol Saxena, DPM Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Palo Alto, CA Key Points: Heel pain in young athletes is a very common condition in young growing athletes Most often this is a condition called “Sever’s Disease”, a.... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »
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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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