First things first in a job search: Always do good work + MORE

First things first in a job search: Always do good work + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: How State Laws Are Mandating Adult Education on This Important Issue

A New Study on Adult-Education Mandates In State Concussion Laws By Doug Abrams  Between 2009 and 2014, amid heightened public awareness about the serious consequences of concussions suffered in youth sports, every state and the District of Columbia enacted laws designed to promote prevention and t.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on the Alarming Exodus of Game Officials, Refs, and Umpires

Following up on Doug Abram’s excellent column from earlier this week, the simple question is: what happens if we can’t find enough refs to work our kid’s games? Mind you, this was never really a concern a generation ago….why? Because back in the day, you never heard about refs, or um.... More »

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Several notable developments occurred this past week focusing on youth soccer – and most notably – on concussions and especially with girls and women who play soccer. Let me start by giving you the headlines and we’ll go from there: A new study,  just published by the Journal of the American .... More »
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Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes + MORE

On the road to sports success, young athletes need two ingredients, innate skills and the willingness and determination to get better.  We all know boys and girls who showed early promise that got them noticed but then didn’t have the drive to practice every day to develop that talent.  .... More »

WOC #10 Angela Hucles: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Player on Why We Need Introverted Players + MORE

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Sport, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. Angela led the U.S. team in scor.... More »
Ted LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska.  There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment…

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  My introduction to Steve Wilkinson came via he and his wife Barb’s Tennis and Life Camps.  My daughters have attended the highly-praised, 4-day sessions and have come back with better backhands, mastery of many camp song lyrics, and most importantly, some sound learnings on dealing with life’s ups and downs…

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This is unfortunately one of those weeks when a lot of sportswriters and editors have lost their jobs. So a two-part series by Steve Buttry on his Buttry Diary blog is particularly timely—although it’s never a bad time for good advice on searching for a job.
Job-hunting tips: Spread the word, network, be patient and persistent, posted Tuesday, and Prepare for your next job hunt while you’re still working, from Wednesday, are both packed with great advice…

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In the darkness surrounding Mount Everest, Beck Weathers was left for dead. Attempting to summit the world’s highest mountain, he was struck with snow blindness. The sun’s UV rays in the thinned air had burnt his cornea. It was May 10, 1996. He was part of an expedition working its way down the mountain when a fast moving and ferocious storm swept up from the valley…

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