Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MORE

Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MORE
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One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise + MORE

One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise Those two-a-day practices in the heat; those after-school battles each and every day with your teammates — I took it for granted, I must admit. Whether your sport is on 84 feet of hardwood or somewhere inside the foul lines of a baseball diamond, one .... More »
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Mental Toughness Podcast: How You Can Use Sports to Help Build Your Child’s Self Esteem + MORE

Is your child’s self esteem constantly taking a hit? I think it’s a battle many kids fight at one time or another in their lives. In this episode of the Sports Parenting Podcast, I talk with Kirk Mango, author of Becoming a True Champion, about how coaches and parents can use sports .... More »

ESPN Audio boss says something that explains everything: The listener is in charge

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated interviewed Traug Keller, who leads ESPN Audio, for, as the headline puts it, “An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio.” It’s a good interview, with Keller talking about ESPN’s top radio personalities, what the .... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »

The Best Way to Teach Your Child to be a Team Player!

There’s good ways to teach your child to be a team player, and there’s there’s the BEST way….   Learn How You Can Talk with Janis!        Related StoriesWhy Coaches Play FavoritesHere’s How You Can Help Your Athlete Handle Sports.... More »
 
It was a beautiful Friday night for high school football. I was in my mid-twenties and just started volunteering with an organization called Young Life. It is an outreach to teenagers. I sat in my car as the game was beginning and I was scared out of my mind. My assignment was to go into the game and befriend some teenagers…

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national youth football tournaments 1410285380 1112347845 Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MOREAt first, the experience of youth sports for you and your child starts out innocent and fun.  Unfortunately, it usually doesn’t stay that way. As you are coasting along, enjoying the adventure, be prepared for these pitfalls that may trip you up and turn what should be a good season into a trying experience…

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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 Implementing Best Practices summit on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, sponsored by MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group…

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Jeff Pearlman, an author and freelance sportswriter who sometimes writes for Bleacher Report, does a weekly Q-and-A interview on his personal website “with a person from sports/entertainment/politics/whatever.” He calls it The Quaz. It’s often a great read.
This week’s Quaz is with Peter Carry, the longtime executive editor of Sports Illustrated, where Pearlman was a staff writer from 1996 to 2002…

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