Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness + MORE

Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness + MORE

Visit us at City Sports Sunday!

If you live in Massachusetts or Maryland, we may be coming to a City Sports near you this Sunday August 23rd! Check out the locations and times below to see if you can join us. We’ll be showing live soccer demos and giving away swag – including a chance to win a football signed by Julian Edelma.... More »
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Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol. 1 + MORE

Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Games That Your Young Athletes Will Remember…

Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is www.CoachDan.com.  Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »
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TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

 Sled Hockey:  “For Love of the Game” By Doug Abrams   Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was.... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Yet Another Horrible HS Football Incident…. + MORE

So, the two defensive backs from John Jay HS in San Antonio. TX, go on national TV (Good Morning America) and try to present themselves as good, wholesome kids, that their actions in which they blindsided the ref does not truly reflect who they are. And to “justify” their actions, the tw.... More »
Something happens on a team when the members feel a sense of ownership.
I attended a leadership seminar recently where they talked about creating an environment in which a business team feels ownership.  Studies show that when employees feel that ownership in their jobs, they are more accountable for their performance and thus help lead the company to greater success…

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I mentioned the death of New York Times media writer David Carr in this space last week, but I wanted to go back to Carr because the tributes and remembrances kept coming in, and I think they’re worth reading for anyone who cares about journalism and media.
Poynter.org writer Kristen Hare did a great job of collecting the best of them…

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Even if you’re just starting the whole youth sports journey, I want to tell you something you need to know right from the start: Your child’s glory days will come to an end and if you aren’t careful, the years will have passed and you will miss some great opportunities for your kids to learn…

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Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness

– blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com

flag football tournament 1424204861 727575489 Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The Aspen Institute recently published a summary of their ongoing research into youth sports participation in America. The report focuses on improving access to the largest number of kids, and includes high cost as one of the main reasons kids drop out or don’t start in the first place
My own opinion is that one place every adult can take action now, with proven benefits to encourage lifelong fitness in their kids is for the adult to focus on lifelong fitness himself/herself

There is an interesting recent publication produced by the Aspen Institute, summarizing their ongoing efforts to do a deep dive study into many aspects of youth sports participation in America…

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youth football tournaments 1424204868 1321683103 Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness + MORE“Just keep your eye on the ball.”  Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate.  That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see  have not yet cracked 50 mph.  But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball…

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