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It’s that time of the year when HS basketball games sometimes turn into lopsided affairs, and each year I wonder why coaches and refs allow this to happen.
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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.
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Over the weekend, we were sent an empowering open letter from Ashley, a high school athlete that was struggling with her coach, his comments, and her overall well-being on the team. Many young and developing athletes are emotionally impacted by poor or ruthless coaching, so it’s important to celebrate those that can rise above the noise and hate […]
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By Adam Bitterman DO and Simon Lee, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Foot and Ankle Section
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and ankle injuries are extremely common amongst those participating in dance activities. Those impacting the lower extremity account for roughly 65-80% of all dancer injuries…
No doubt about it, competition is emotional and pressure-filled, and it’s in the heat of rivalry that parents often speak words–meant to motivate–that add pressure to young athletes who are already anxious. These 5 phrases may be the honest truth, but they do not need to be said before a game…