DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: A Closer Look at Prevention in Youth Soccer + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: A Closer Look at Prevention in Youth Soccer + MORE

Here’s Why a Sports Parenting Martyr Complex Doesn’t Work

Sports Parenting sometimes brings out the martyr in even the best of moms or dads. As a parent, do you ever play the martyr in your home? I have to admit that I mastered the role pretty well, and sometimes I’m still tempted to fall back into using it. But the honest truth is, martyr...Read.... More »

DANGERS OF THROWING CURVE BALLS: An Interview with Jeff Passan, Best-selling Author of THE ARM + MORE

Over the years, I have received lots of requests from my WFAN listeners regarding booking guests for this show, but I have to admit, I received more requests for a book called THE ARM than for any other author. THE ARM, which is subtitled Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commod.... More »

Underdog Leicester Wins Premiere League

What was the biggest upset in sports ever? Villanova upsetting heavily favored Georgetown in college basketball? Buster Douglas beating fearsome Mike Tyson? Team USA upsetting the Russians in Olympic hockey? Or, underdog Leicester wins Premiere League? Many folks are making the case that Leicester&#.... More »

Advice for aspiring NBA writers at Fansided, from a bunch of NBA writer + MORE

Michael Dunlap, who founded Hoops Habit and is senior content director at Fansided, asked a bunch of NBA writers for their best advice for aspiring sportswriters. You’ll probably learn as much by reading their answers as you’ll learn in a month in a college sportswriting class, so consid.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
A New Safety Study Sheds New Light on Heading the Ball in Youth Soccer
By Doug Abrams
In Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and on television, soccer fans winced when United States midfielder Morgan Brian and German forward Alexandra Popp struck heads as each went airborne trying to head the ball in the World Cup semifinals on June 30…

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Who are the all-time greats in the sports world that are not only still practicing their crafts, but also dominating in their roles? Who in future years, will you be quick to say, “I saw them…”? Who are not only the best at what they do now, but one can make a strong case that they’re the best of all-time?
In the 1980’s and 1990’s, we would’ve been talking about Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan…

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