DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MORE
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SmartTeams™ Website Offers Innovative Way to Increase Athletes’ Concussion Reporting + MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concord, MA.  September 13, 2016.  Just in time for the fall sports season, MomsTEAM Institute, a leading child protection in sports education and advocacy non-profit, has launched a new website designed to improve concussion safety by showing how the immediate reporting .... More »
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Meal Timing: Does It Matter When You Eat? + MORE

  Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »

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How to Read and Address Your Level of Nervousness: Part 1

The foundation of mental toughness is your ability to stay calm and composed under pressure. If you can’t control your level of pre- and during-event nervousness, your performance will ALWAYS be inconsistent and you’ll never reach your potential. All the talent, strength, and coordination in t.... More »

WOC #13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport + MORE

Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the co-fou.... More »

Ask the average person what special day is celebrated in May, and most will say Mother’s Day. Ask sports fans who athletes most often thank when they are interviewed on television after a big win, and they are most are likely to say their moms. Now, ask someone in what month does the country celebrate National Sports Moms Month, and I bet you would be met with a lot of quizzical looks…

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 3.5 million children age fourteen and under get medical treatment for sports injuries each year. Of those, nearly half are overuse injuries, such as Sever’s disease (a heel problem often associated with soccer), Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain common in male soccer and basketball players), gymnast’s wrist, runner’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder, shin splints (common in soccer players and track athletes), and Little League elbow or shoulder…

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Motivating your athlete in youth sports  is not an exact science; it’s more like an art form.
It’s trial and error — a learning process for parents as much as it is for kids because every child is different and every child responds differently to motivational tactics.
But before you start looking for ways to help your child get motivated in sports, consider this: Are you keeping the big picture in mind? If your objective is to help your child work hard so they can learn physical, emotional and mental skills that will stick with him or her for life, then avoid these short-term motivators:

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Georgia Announces New Football Concussion Rules
By Doug Abrams
Last month, the executive committee of the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, voted unanimously to limit full- contact drills in football practice sessions. The new limits, which take effect August 1, apply during both the preseason and the regular season…

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High school and college athletes with a history of developmental disorders such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disability (LD) are 2 to 3 times more likely to self-report having experienced multiple concussions than those without such history, a first-of-its-kind study (Nelson et al 2015) finds…

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Risky Behavior For Baseball And Softball

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

Key Points:

Baseball and softball pitchers need to be aware of the burden placed on young shoulders and elbows by playing on multiple concurrent teams, or by overpitching
Players would be wise to follow published recommendations for good pitching behavior by Dr…

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