Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE
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Sports Illustrated’s Podcast Gets Youth Sports Right + MORE

The New Year was just about a week ago, but now that we’ve all had some time to think about our resolutions and goals for 2016, let’s rewind for a crucial half hour podcast. Sports Illustrated hosts a weekly podcast called This is Your Brain on Sports featuring their executive editor .... More »

How You Can Coach Your Child to Be an Overcomer + MORE

When your child is going through a rough season, you can talk to him until you are blue in the face and still may not feel like he is listening to what you are saying. Unfortunately, our kids can become immune to our encouragements and pep talks and no matter how profound our words are,...Read .... More »

California Senator wants to ban tobacco from youth sports + MORE

California Senator wants to ban tobacco from youth sports Out in California, lawmakers and State Senator Richard Pan are trying to introduce a new bill that would change everything in youth sports. No, it doesn’t have to do with goal-scoring or rule changes on the field; instead, it has everyt.... More »

TRENDS: More on the Next Generation of Sports Parents

I had no idea that last Sunday’s “Sports Edge” show on what the Next Generation of Sports Parents would generate the response that it did. In sum, we had by far and away more phone calls on WFAN and more hits on Askcoachwolff.com to this topic that any other topic that I’ve c.... More »
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10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports + MORE

10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […] The post 10 Thing.... More »
national youth football tournaments 1427259623 639145517 Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MOREWhen I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture, and I had certainly had no idea what I was getting into.
I figured it couldn’t be very hard to stand on the sidelines or sit in the bleachers cheering for your kid…

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

Kneecap instability can be a frustrating source of pain and limited function for the young female athlete
A combination of anatomic and sport-specific factors is involved in creating the instability
Kneecap instability can often be treated successfully without surgery but surgery may be needed for recurring instability
Recovery can be very long, sometimes taking six to 10 weeks without surgery and four to nine months with surgery

The kneecap can be a source of trouble for young athletes, especially girls…

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Feel free to send in a note, picture, video about your favorite Athletic Trainer or the profession itself.  I don’t know where the credit goes but DANG ITS AWESOME!!! (click to enlarge) Filed under: Athletic Training Tagged: #NATM2015, Athletic trainer, Healthcare Professional

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First, let’s be clear about one thing: An epic marriage is one of the best and hardest things ever, period. Plus there are probably legions of difficult things men need to understand about marriage.
Next, let’s not forget the fact that any relationship of a high caliber demands constant adaptation and change…

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Sooner or later it will happen. Here’s what I have to say:   If you are struggling with politics on your child’s team this season, get my podcast and report on Navigating the Politics of Youth Sports. I promise it will offer help to maneuver the messiness. 

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The decision by San Francisco 49er Chris Borland to retire from the NFL after just one season out of concern for the long-term effect of head trauma has predictably generated a media firestorm. But lost amid the hoopla is what it means for sports parents.

Here are two lessons I think parents with kids playing — or considering playing — football or other contact and collision sports can take away from the Borland retirement, and one lesson they shouldn’t take away:
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