Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness + MORE

Creating a Culture of Lifelong Fitness + MORE
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SmartTeams Talk™: Chiropractor's Role In Concussion Testing and Treatment + MORE

A chiropractor's role in concussion testing and treatment is similar to that of a pediatrician, says Dallas-based chiropractor and strength and conditioning coach, Steve Horowtiz, D.C., CSCS, in that he or she needs to know about the importance of  core and neck strengthening and range of motion in.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Boys Lax Team Intrudes on Visiting Girls Before Playoff Game

Well, what happened the other day in Yorktown, NY? Depending on who you talk to, there was some sort of dust-up between the members of the Yorktown HS boys lax team…and the Somers HS girls lax team that clearly ruffled some feathers – especially on the Somers side. Many of the Somers parents.... More »

3 Steps to Having a Blast As Your Child Plays Youth Sports

If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you’ll probably remember Jong Jin Kim, the dad of snowboarder Chloe Kim. He held up a posterboard sign that said “Go Chloe”, with a pink heart colored in above the words. Jong Jin showed parents of athletes in youth sports the number o.... More »
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Help Girls In Sports Overcome Bullying + MORE

Girls and women in sports like to focus on relationships, while boys and men are less likely to do this, says Joan Steidinger, author of “Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete.” But while focusing on relationships has many pluses—kids who do this are likely.... More »
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4 Tips for Pokemon Go Safety + MORE

A Guest Post from Amy Tiemann, PhD The new mobile game Pokémon Go has won the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with over 7 million downloads in its first week of release. This has happened so quickly that many parents are just catching up with this new craze. What makes this game diff.... 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

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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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