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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Girls Drop Out Rate Higher Than Boys + MORE

Why Do More Girls Drop Out of Sports Than Boys? We already knew that by the time they are 13, seventy-five percent of kids drop out of sports, mostly because they’re not having fun anymore. But research shows that girls drop out of sports at rates six times higher than boys. We spoke recently with.... More »
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How Do I Balance My WHY with the Demands of the Youth Sports Culture? + MORE

“This season was a disaster.” A former colleague of mine said to me recently. “We had a ton of fun, the kids learned a lot of new skills and gelled as a team, but we didn’t win as many games as last season.” “Fun and learning are the two primary things we always wanted out The post How D.... More »
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Negative Coaching Tactics Don’t Work + MORE

College coaches have gotten a bad reputation due to a few loud and borderline abusive coaches. These coaches use intimidation, embarrassment and threatening techniques to try to bring out the best in their players. With the rise of social media, more players who recognize coaches that have gone too .... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Kyle Hill

CoachUp’s Coach Spotlight Series: Kyle Hill We know you’ve missed our Coach Spotlight Series, but don’t fear, we’re back with another one! This week, CoachUp decided to chat with Kyle Hill, one of the platform’s most reliable and highly-rated basketball coaches. Aside f.... More »

Molly Knight on rough moments as she got her start + MORE

Molly Knight, author of one of the big baseball books of the year, “The Best Team Money Can Buy,” about the Los Angeles Dodgers of the last few years, wrote about how she got her start in the sportswriting business for espnW last week. She writes that she came late to writing, having dit.... 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:
Nagging…

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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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