Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MORE

Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + 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 »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients: God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete. While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »

How to Help Your Child Win Where It Really Counts: In Their Head!

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “Sports is 80% mental”, or maybe even that it’s 90% mental. I read from one sports psychologist that actually it’s 100% mental because thoughts influence actions and those ac.... More »

Eat Fat, Get Fat or Eat Fat, Get Healthy? + MORE

  Remember when the "eat fat, get fat" mantra was all the rage? Athletes avoided fat like the plague. They ate poached fish, dry salads, and steamed vegetables in efforts to reduce the risk of getting fat - to say nothing of having a heart attack. Unfortunately for many low-fat .... More »

What do you do when your child’s coach isn’t doing a lot of coaching? + MORE

“My child’s coach doesn’t do much coaching… what do I do?” Here’s how I answered that parent’s questions: Learn More About How You Can be a Sticky Sports Parent!        Related StoriesDon’t Fall for these 10 Youth S.... More »
 
When I was two, I was playing in the sandbox with my sister. My dad was mowing the lawn and he asked her to go inside and get him a drink. As he went back to his work, turning his back for a second, I decided to go for a walk. As fate would have it, the train tracks were about a quarter mile from my house…

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For the second time in five years, a non-western female sprinter in her teens has been targeted by the two major international sports governing bodies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), subjected to invasive medical and media scrutiny, and found to be too "masculine" to qualify as a woman in sporting competition…

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In an interview with Talking Biz News, Jeremy Olshan, the new editor in chief of MarketWatch.com, makes a few points I found interesting.
As the headline points out, Olshan wants most MarketWatch stories to stick to 400 words, “without all the empty calories and filler journalists love to stuff in the sausage…

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IT Band Syndrome In Young Runners

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junior football tournaments 1413345342 1895902392 Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MOREBy Brian Fullem, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 
Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

IT Band Syndrome is a common cause of knee pain in young runners
IT Band Syndrome is often caused by weakness in the hip abductors

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) remains one of the main causes of knee pain in runners…

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flag football tournament 1413345348 519038983 Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MORECoachUp Private Basketball Coaches Share Their Insight Into the Qualities All Great Players Must Have.
Becoming a great basketball player is so much more than just refining the skills that are on display on the court. While a combination of hard work, practice and natural talent does go a long way in helping to develop a player, true greatness in basketball is achieved through developing the “intangibles” as well— those traits that aren’t easily identifiable, but are the most important for reaching success in the sport…

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