College Softball’s Inspiring Display of Sportsmanship + MORE

College Softball’s Inspiring Display of Sportsmanship + MORE
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »

YOUTH BASEBALL TRENDS: “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”

When Casey Stengel was managing the hapless New York Mets in their first year of existence in 1962, Casey became so frustrated with his team’s lack of fundamental baseball that he once exclaimed in frustration: “Can’t anybody here play this game?” That moment was well over 50.... More »

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal + MORE

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal At long last, we’ve reached the European Championship Finals and the host-nation France will face off against sloppy-but-successful Portugal on Sunday. Of course, these victors come on the heels their defeats of scrappy underdog Wal.... More »
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Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Concord, MA, September 8, 2014: Best practices for concussion safety education will be among the topics addressed at the groundbreaking youth sports health and safety SmartTeams Play SafeTM: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implemen.... More »
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Seven Cool New Concussion Technologies That Could Be Game Changers + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The GE/NFL/Under Armour Head Health Challenge is an extraordinary competition designed to produce radical improvements in concussion diagnosis, safety equipment des.... More »
junior football tournaments 1399083919 1542359104 College Softball’s Inspiring Display of Sportsmanship + MOREEckerd College sophomore Kara Oberer knew she needed to do something at the plate in the 7th inning.  Her team was down 1-2 against Florida Southern College.  With two runners on base, she swung and connected.  The result:  a home run!
Only there was a significant problem.  Oberer’s knee locked on the swing and she was in intense pain…

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My wife is the planner in the family.  I am spontaneous.  Before I met her, I took a trip to Las Vegas and had an extra day alone.  I took the opportunity to cross something off of my bucket list: Drive through the desert in a convertible.  Without any planning or even directions I drove to Los Angeles…

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The Ride Home


One of the saddest things I had to do as a Director of Coaching for numerous soccer clubs was conduct exit interviews, meetings with players whom had decided to leave the club. Children quit sports for a litany of reasons, and my job was always to see what we could learn, so we could improve [...]

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youth football tournaments 1399083974 516865038 College Softball’s Inspiring Display of Sportsmanship + MOREFrom January to June 2013, I wrote for Bleacher Report while doing a full-time data analytics internship with the company.
Many of my analytics projects involved tracking the numbers of the company’s social media initiatives or helping editors decide what stories and angles to assign. I found myself in the interesting position of finding the more compelling stories and later writing them myself…

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