Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MORE

Concussion Education Best Practices: A Checklist for Parents + MORE
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Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE

Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach. Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was .... More »

Could Rats Help Discover the Healthiest Form of Exercise?

A new study published in the Journal of Physiology and then written about by The New York Times is making waves for its intriguing look at the human mind and exercise. In which, the researchers injected a group of male rats with a substance that helps understand the effects of exercise on the brai.... More »

The Fencing Response + MORE

Originally posted January 7, 2011 this was one of the first places to examine and educate people about the Fencing Response, since that time this post has been viewed nearly 50,000 times. This is a great resource. ========== The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concu.... More »

8 Reasons that Sports Parents Need a Coach

Everyone can use a good coach. Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. Pete Carrol, head coach Seattle Seahawks. I love that this .... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... 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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