Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MORE

Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MORE
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
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Helping Young Athletes With Mental Rehearsal + MORE

How To Mentally Rehearse Using Visualization deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn.... More »

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: How to WIN AT LOSING

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 »

SPORT SAFETY: Physical Therapy When Coming Back from an Injury…

This is a given. If your son or daughter plays competitive sports, at some point in their career, they’re going to get hurt. It might be an ankle sprain, a bump on the head, a jammed neck. Or it might be more serious, such as a sprained MCL, broken leg, etc. The good news is that if your kid g.... More »

After my recent trip to Orlando, I now have the answer to the question that millions of parents and children ask on a daily basis.
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youth flag football tournaments 1406082398 2005444962 Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MOREIf every youth sports team took the time to list their core values and then worked to implement them throughout the season, I think that things might look a bit differently in today’s youth sports culture.
Coaches and parents are so busy buying uniforms, finding a place to practice, setting up volunteer lists, and organizing equipment that it’s way too easy for them to forget the value of youth sports…

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A CJR Behind the News piece asserts that “Twitter and factchecking don’t mix during debates.” Televised presidential debates, that is.
Writer David Uberti, citing a University of Texas study, points out that “most journalists resort to either stenography or snark when live-tweeting presidential debates…

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Terry Ott files a follow-up regarding the law suit in Canada and Arland Bruce.  This is his commentary on the coverage of the issue; all information, illustrations, pictures and links are his. ========== DOES CANADA’S TSN, THE HOST CFL BROADCASTER, APPEAR TO BE “CIRCLING THE WAGONS” OVER ARLAND BRUCE III CONCUSSION LAWSUIT AND SUBSEQUENT NATIONAL […]

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I received this email late last night: Friends…. Assemblyman Cooley’s office just phoned to say that Gov. Brown has signed Ca. AB 2127, making California the first state to legislate reduced contact on high school practice fields.  As you know, other states have taken similar action via their governing bodies of high school athletics but, […]

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Every time my boss would walk in I would get nervous. I’d bury myself into my computer screen hoping to not be noticed. I felt like an eleven year old in a room full of adults.  The problem was that I was in my thirties. A deeply rooted fear of authority and constant need to please ruled my world…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Hamstring injuries can take a long time to fully heal, ranging from 3 to 8 weeks for most young athletes
See a physician soon after injury if you heard or felt a “pop”
Full recovery is needed before return to sports in order to lower your chance of reinjury

Hamstring injuries are common in any sport involving sprinting, jumping, or rapid change of direction…

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