Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Where Have We Been….and Where Are We Going?

I’ve known Bob Bigelow for close to two decades as a sports parenting advocate like myself. Back in the mid-1970s, Bob was a 6-8 sharp-shootingAll-Ivy forward at Penn who was so talented that he became a first-round draft choice in the NBA. After Bob’s playing days came to an end, Bob an.... More »
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Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE

Far too often when high-performing athletes begin to lag in their success rates, speed, or concentration in games or practice, coaches just don’t know how to handle it. First they think it’s just a temporary hiccup and that the athlete will quickly recover, then they try aggression or stating .... More »
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Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent study shows that head first sliding has a higher injury risk than feet first sliding Additionally, breakaway bases also reduce injury risk from sliding .... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Plane Fly-Over Banner a New Low in Parental Behavior

Chances are that you heard about this absolutely bizarre incident that took place last week at a HS baseball playoff game. It was first reported on all sorts of twitter feeds, and a number of you made sure I was aware of it. In short, at Briarcliff HS in Westchester County (NY), right before the sta.... More »

DANGERS OF THROWING TOO MANY FASTBALLS: A New Study Suggests Max Effort Causes Injuries

Last week, as you may recall, I interviewed Jeff Passan, the author of new bestselling book, THE ARM. And if there was one major takeaway from that show, it was that the world of pitching —  and trying to prevent arm injuries —  has never been more complicated. And now, in yesterday’.... More »
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Do you have a sports kid who excels in practice, but freezes up during games?
Does your sports kid criticize herself or himself for making mistakes?
As soon as your young athlete has goofed up during a game or competition, does he or she freeze up and play it safe?
If you’ve answered yes, you’ve got a perfectionist sports kid, and it’s a good idea to take action to help them…

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If you REALLY want to be successful as a coach, if you really want to motivate and inspire your players to take their game to the next level, build mental toughness in your athletes, and have them perform under pressure, then you would be wise to follow these very simple, yet critically important coaching guidelines…

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Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note.
“I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being a freelance writer in 2015,” he writes…

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kids football tournaments 1441963886 132242555 Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Here’s the question Dr…

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I have railed many times on this blog about how incredible it is that young athletes just don’t seem to comprehend the instantaneous and  far-reaching power of social media. Here’s the latest, hard-to-believe incident:
I can only assume –  hope? – that Tyler Owens, who is a captain of the Pace University football team in Pleasantville, NY, thought it was a joke to pose with a Confederate flag draped over his body while making a Nazi salute…

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