COACH SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: COACH KYLE T. + MORE

COACH SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: COACH KYLE T. + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Where Have We Been….and Where Are We Going?

I’ve known Bob Bigelow for close to two decades as a sports parenting advocate like myself. Back in the mid-1970s, Bob was a 6-8 sharp-shootingAll-Ivy forward at Penn who was so talented that he became a first-round draft choice in the NBA. After Bob’s playing days came to an end, Bob an.... More »
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Buck Hill – The Little Hill that Launched a Legend

By now you’ve probably heard of skier Lindsey Vonn. But did you know that she has now become the most successful American ski racer in history? Superstar Lindsey Vonn Lindsey Vonn has Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals, seven World Cup season titles in the downhill,.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show. The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
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Teaching Individual Game Skills + MORE

Individual skills are the foundation for the next level of coaching which are Game Skills. Many players are utilizing skills coaches to help them through out the year. Goalies are often working with a goalie coach and there are many programs devoted to off ice training and strength training and con.... More »
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Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A woman develops about half her bone mineral content during her adolescent years, and healthy bone mineral content and bone mass lower the risk for stress fractu.... More »
The recent news out of Texas, where a 16 year old driver was only given probation for driving drunk and killing four innocent bystanders, popularized a new psychological term in the process. Apparently, parents raising children in wealthy suburbs with little oversight, few rules, and utter indifference to their behavior are causing “affluenza,” a supposed […

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Here’s a recent email exchange I had with a parent of a high school basketball player, which I’m summarizing with their permission:Dad: Our son is a straight A high school student who is also gifted in sports. He was recruited to play varsity basketball as a freshman. He complains about my regular urging him to play better…

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American Legion Baseball

– protectyouthsports.com

The American Legion is implementing mandatory risk management policies beginning in 2013 for its national youth programs that include background screening procedures and policies for the enhanced protection of The American Legion and its youth program participants. As the exclusive background screening provider chosen by The American Legion, Protect Youth Sports will conduct annual background checks for the national organization including all staff and volunteers selected to staff national baseball tournaments and contests conducted at the national level…

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Recently I was chatting with a coach in the youth sports world. He was keen to enhance his communication skills, because he knows instinctively that it will have a significant impact on how good a coach he can become in his chosen field.I raise this because, many years ago, some wise individual coined the term, “lifelong learning”…

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A history of concussion is associated with more than a 3-fold increased risk of a current diagnosis of depression, even after controlling for age, sex, parental mental health, and socioeconomic status, finds a new study. [1]

The study, by researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington adds to the growing body of evidence linking concussion and depression, including the finding of a 2011 study [23] which revealed
that adolescents with a history of two or more concussions report more emotional symptoms, as well as physical,
sleep, and cognitive symptoms than those without such history…

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youth flag football tournaments 1389291199 1725467678 COACH SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: COACH KYLE T. + MOREA lot of sports moms unknowingly hurt their young athlete’s confidence prior to games. Here are the top 11 sports mom no-no’s to avoid from Youth Sports Psychology:
Please share the info graphic with other parents and coaches who you think would appreciate it. The graphic below will help you know what not to do at your child’s game…

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New Ways to Elect a Youth Sports Association’s Board of Directors 
By Doug Abrams
 A few years ago, a nearby youth hockey program held tryouts for its winter teams. Thirty-two players tried out for the two 13-14-year-old bantam teams, so the coaches pinned a number on the back of each player’s jersey for identification…

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national flag football tournament 1389291239 1747103732 COACH SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: COACH KYLE T. + MOREIn the new era of “bigger is better” in youth and high school sports, strength and conditioning programs emphasize muscle development over pure size. However, many kids get the formula wrong and simply bulk up with protein shakes, fast food and not enough movement. While we don’t typically think of athletes struggling with weight issues, they face the same battle as the general public in making the right choices and understanding their body’s unique metabolism…

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“Young players play with a great deal of fairness and sportsmanship. Once they learn how important the game is to adults, they will learn how to cheat.” – Dr. Ron Quinn, Professor of Sports Ethics at Xavier University. My friend Ann Dewitt is a family therapist and parenting expert, as well as the host of […

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For this Spotlight Interview, we asked Coach Kyle T. some questions. Coach Kyle coaches basketball with CoachUp and focuses on the fundamentals of the game. He has both high school and college basketball experience and has sound basketball knowledge and skills he can impart upon his athletes.
Tell us about yourself…

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