Call for Abstracts: National Summit on Female Concussoin, TBI and Headache + MORE

Call for Abstracts: National Summit on Female Concussoin, TBI and Headache + MORE

A MOMENT TO REFLECT: Marking 20 Years of Sports Parenting Talk on WFAN Sports Radio

This Sunday AM marks my 20th year on the air at WFAN, and I wanted to pause for a moment to reflect on the issue of sports parenting and how it’s evolved – at least from my point of view – over the last two decades. Now, many of you know I first became drawn to the field of sports .... 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 »

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Sports Parents

I first posted these 10 resolutions for sports parents a couple of years ago, but in my opinion, we need to be reminded of them every year! Will you resolve to be positive sports parents in 2016? 1. Love your child before the game.Express your support and love in such a way that has no...Read M.... More »
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Protecting Sports Kids From Predators, Bullies and Other Dangers

How Parents Can Help Sports Kids Stay Safe It’s hard to read the stories about members of the USA Gymnastics Team being harassed and abused by the team’s doctor. And it’s easy to worry about such dangers. Kids who are bullied, abused or harassed as sports kids can suffer throughout their lives.... More »
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How Sports Parents Can Motivate Kids Without Pressuring Them + MORE

Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. Just yesterday, my 7-year-old told me he didn’t want to go to gymnastics. He said he didn’t like doing the warm-up exercises and wasn’t going to go any more. But I know he loves his gymnastics class… I had a few options here. One, tell him.... More »
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The Kansas City Royals’ approach drives the “Moneyball” folks nuts. Instead of placing an emphasis on drawing walks and on-base percentage, the Royals place an emphasis on putting the ball in play and hitting early pitches…

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If there has ever been a tenacious and relentless person in the concussion space my observation is that it is this one person. Not a researcher, not a physician, not a policy maker…  A mom… Her name Katherine Snedaker. She… Continue reading →

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It’s Wednesday so you know what that means, right? Another CoachUp Spotlight Series! This week we’ve got Coach Darnell from Santa Barbara, California. As always, we ask for our friends to share these thoughtful answers with coaches, parents, and athletes whenever they can. These type of mantas and experiences are invaluable and they have the […] The post Coach Spotlight Series: Darnell Campbell appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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We’re going back to basics on Protect Youth Sports this week. Our goal is explaining some of the basic laws of background checks and what employees and volunteers need to know about how youth sports organizations and the Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) with whom they partner, should be protecting their credit information…

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