High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MORE

High School Athletes Are Getting Fat And Injured + MORE
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8 Steps to Seamless Youth Sports Fundraising + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. It’s back-to-school time! And one of the first orders of business for sports teams wi.... More »

HOLDING KIDS BACK A YEAR IN SCHOOL: New Proposed NJ Bill Would Penalize Kids Who Repeat a Year

Why is this done? Why do parents decide to have their athlete repeat a year in middle school? Presumably it’s all about giving their young athlete an extra year of physical maturation and growth before they enter into HS competition. This is a topic that I have touched upon in in the past. The.... More »
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Don’t Fall for these 10 Youth Sports Myths + MORE

Remember how youth sports was when you were a kid? It seems like the experience was a less complicated. Unfortunately, today’s youth sports experience is not so cut and dry as it was when kids were just in it for the pure enjoyment of the game. These days, parents enter with a host of expect.... More »
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How To Help Young Athletes With Fear of Failure + MORE

Do Sports Kids Worry Too Much About What Parents Think? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on cont.... More »
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Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE

UPDATED: 15:20, see below… Yesterday Illinois Gov. Rauner signed  SB0007 into law making it Public Act 099-0245 effectively titled Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act bringing a much more robust set of standards when dealing with concussions in Illinois. The bill/law is basically an extension.... 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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