Is your child struggling? Maybe he’s in a slump, or perhaps she’s feeling unmotivated. I’d like to tell you about one word that will raise your child’s game. I saw my kids struggle several times through the years as they played. And it wasn’t because they didn’t w.... More »
As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career?
That kind of parental experience inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The GE/NFL/Under Armour Head Health Challenge is an extraordinary competition designed to produce radical improvements in concussion diagnosis, safety equipment des.... More »
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When our daughter Sarah was in 7th grade, her Latin Class held student chariot races—reenacting a sport that began in ancient Greece. Sarah’s goal was to build the best chariot so she and her team could win the competition. It was a fun school project, and one that had the potential to help Sara.... More »
A lot has changed since I took over daily operation of the Bleacher Report Blog almost four years ago. And this blog has changed right along with it.
In the spring of 2011 B/R was digging into the process of improving the quality of the content. The task of the B/R Blog was to offer journalism advice, education and examples of success…
The heart of every team and player experience is the coach. Coaches have a choice of
going down one of two paths. One is a win-based approach. The other is often
called developmental, but I prefer to call it "relationship- and experience-based coaching. "
Win-approach coaching is the most common by far (especially these days)…
In his first healthy season in the league, Nerlens Noel has been averaging 8.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. He’s also shown significant improvement on both sides of the court since the All Star break. Noel has potential to be a force in the NBA and is working hard to improve every aspect of his game…
Sports parents, if you have found yourself dwelling on the negative things that are happening in your child’s youth sports experience, I’d like to give you some advice to help pull you out of the downward spiral: Start looking for the gorilla! In this world-famous awareness test from Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris, the viewer…
Concord, MA, March 9, 2015. MomsTEAM Institute’s Executive Director, Brooke de Lench, announced today the election of Ben Utecht to the Institute’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Utecht is a former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2009, his career was cut short by a fifth diagnosed concussion suffered during a pre-season practice with the Cincinnati Bengals…
Creativity, it turns out, is a natural gift. According to educational philosopher Sir Ken Robinson, almost all humans are born with a huge capacity for creativity. Then, over the years, our educational paradigms squash original thought, replacing it with a more assembly line, factory model approach to learning…