CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MORE

CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MORE
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SPORT SAFETY: Early Morning Practices/Games Can Bring Unforeseen Dangers + MORE

  Early-Morning Practices and Games Raise Safety Questions By Doug Abrams   Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed that “chronic sleep loss and associated sleepiness are a serious threat to the academic success, health, and safety of our nation’s youth.” .... More »

5 Ways to Find Joy as a Sports Parent + MORE

Do you find that your days are flying by all too quickly because you’re so busy? When this happens it’s easy to forget to “smell the roses” along the way. Parents are especially susceptible to this because raising kids is probably the most demanding job ever. Who even has the.... More »
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CRISPR and the Super Athlete

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:  A gene editing technique called CRISPR offers amazing possibilities to cure genetic diseases It also offers the possibility to manipulate a genome to improve athl.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Baseball Team Wins Game 82-0 + MORE

Well, this is just wrong. Numerous reports surfaced over the last couple of days where a HS varsity baseball team defeated an opponent 82-0. Here are the details. Old Rochester HS of Massachusetts wanted to add an extra game or two to its spring schedule, and their coach, Steve Carvalho, looked arou.... More »
national flag football tournament 1409846024 1009187554 CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MOREA couple weeks ago, several members of the CoachUp team traveled to Cancún, Mexico to take part in the 2014 Legends World Sports Conference held by our partners in the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA). Close to 100 former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players attended the event including Moses Malone, Nancy Lieberman, Spencer Haywood, and Otis Birdsong…

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Protect Youth Sports, as a subsidiary of its parent company Active Screening, has successfully established compliance with the (NAPBS) National Association of Professional Background Screeners!  This industry recognition acknowledges achievements including:
- Commitment to excellence, accountability, growth & professionalism
- Proof of adherence to the industry’s strictest professional standards
- Ethical business practices
- Compliance with both national and international regulations and laws
How was this achieved? It wasn’t easy! NAPBS accreditation has been earned by less than 5% of the employment screening industry, so to achieve accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality and excellence in our industry…

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#TheFIFA5 A Recap by Snedaker

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Although the news of a concussion lawsuit is not really “new” anymore the fact that it was brought against FIFA was “earth-shattering” in terms of news.  Sure, the football leagues and even the NCAA have been targets, but for soccer to get the proverbial target painted on its back has really shook up the sporting […]

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flag football tournament 1409846011 156686082 CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MORELisa here from Kids’ Sports Psychology to tell you about how my 6-year-old’s first soccer practice went- and why I hope your kids have similar experiences.
I’m here to report the practice went very well. I’m thrilled with my son’s coaches this year.
Why?
My son’s two coaches said they wanted the kids to have fun- and they delivered…

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Eric Simons, author of “The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession,” has a piece in the Columbia Journalism Review with the headline “What science can tell sportswriters about why we love sports.”
I found what he has to say about why we love sports only mildly interesting, but what he has to say about how sportswriters talk about that subject quite compelling…

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MomsTEAM Presents Youth Safety Summit

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It is approaching quickly, but if you are in the northeast a week from Monday you really should check into SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices.  There is a myriad of topics to be included: Sport-related concussion best practices The evolving landscape of […]

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