High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MORE

High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MORE

When Your Child’s Competition is on His Own Team + MORE

Is your child’s biggest competition in youth sports turning out to be someone on his own team? Perhaps he is trying to beat another player out for a starting spot or even just to get more playing time. All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school. My ol.... More »

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »
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Good Sportsmanship for Kids + MORE

  To succeed in athletics, you must constantly push yourself to be the best both mentally and physically.  You must carry an edge and toughness with you to persevere through hard situations. But how do we raise children who have good sportsmanship when they are told to act tough, win at all co.... More »
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Northeastern students reimagine digital storytelling with Esquire magazine + MORE

Here’s a fun keeping up with changes in media story: PBS MediaShift’s EducationShift spotlights a collaboration between Esquire magazine and the Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program. As Jeffrey Howe, a Northeastern journalism professor, explains, students in the prog.... More »
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Advice from successful APSM candidates on how to pass B/R’s educational program’s application + MORE

Bleacher Report’s paid Advanced Program in Sports Media offers participants an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of digital sportswriting, boost their 21st-century sports reporting skills and test their knowledge while covering stories they care about. But admissions standards are very hig.... More »
youth flag football tournaments 1391130815 77117429 High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MOREIt has become a tradition in football for players to hold up four fingers at the start of the 4th quarter, signifying that they need to dig deep and finish strong.  Even if their legs are dead and they’re ready to quit, they convince themselves to compete for one more quarter.  This type of self-talk motivation is used by many athletes but now its effectiveness has been supported by new research from the University of Kent…

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 1391130800 1629001741 High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MOREToo often, sports kids simply go through the motions in youth sports, says Bobby Kipper, a former college coach and co-author of the book, “Performance Driven Thinking.”
“The kids are there physically, but their minds are not there,” he says. “They’re not giving their all…

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You’ve almost made it through your first month of All Pro Dad Basic Training 2014! Congratulations for starting the year off by creating a new habit to help you better connect with your kids. Last month’s training was the Huddle Up Challenge. For those new to Basic Training, click here to catch up…

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This week’s episode of "Friday Night Tykes" hit a new low.
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youth football tournaments 1391130812 1420258315 High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MOREWhen it comes to Superbowl viewing, 9 out of 10 people will be at home or a friend’s house watching the big game.  On average, fans will eat 1,200 calories worth of snack foods during the game, not counting drinks or actual meals.
We put our heads together to come up with a list of top game-watching snacks, and then found healthier interpretations for which to swap them…

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One thing about being an aspiring journalist—not to mention any other kind of journalist—is that the business changes so fast it’s hard to keep up with what it means to be a journalist in the first place.
That’s a problem. It’s also very exciting. I don’t think there’s ever been a more interesting time to be in this racket…

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junior football tournaments 1391130817 1628607520 High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MORE“He has great field vision.” “Her court awareness is the difference.” “He seems to have eyes in the back of his head.” Beyond physical talent and technical abilities, some players seem to have this sixth sense of awareness on a court, rink or field that allows them to keep track of their teammates and their opponents so that they can make the perfect pass or step in at the last second to make a defensive stop…

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youth flag football tournaments 1391130816 878384998 High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MOREIn the new era of “bigger is better” in youth and high school sports, strength and conditioning programs emphasize muscle development over pure size. However, many kids get the formula wrong and simply bulk up with protein shakes, fast food and not enough movement.While we don’t typically think of athletes struggling with weight issues, they face the same battle as the general public in making the right choices and understanding their body’s unique metabolism…

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Across just about every team sport, young defenders are coached how to read an opponent’s body cues to avoid being caught out of position.  Whether in hockey, basketball, soccer or football, if a player can learn to focus on a consistent center point, like the chest, he can take away the offensive attacker’s element of surprise…

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youth flag football tournaments 1391130815 1156366669 High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MOREAsk a busy coach or performance specialist if they would like to learn a new technology system for their athletes and they’ll probably tell you that they do just fine with what they have.  Instead, if they were asked if they would like to be able to predict athletic injuries before they occur or which players will under perform in the next game, most coaches would jump at the chance to gain that competitive edge…

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