Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MORE

Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MORE
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Minnesota Gophers Don’t Sit Out NCCA Big Dance + MORE

The NCAA Tournament tips off today with a full schedule of games, and this year a surprise guest is the Minnesota Gophers. With only 7 wins last year, coupled with some off the court troubles, Minnesota wasn’t expected to do much this season. Apparently the word didn’t reach the young team and c.... More »
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The Nemesis In The Goal

I despised him, and him me, or so we thought. He was a nemesis without my ever defining him as such. All because of a game. And yet, given a few years and unique circumstances, he became a dear friend, even standing next to me years later at my wedding. All because of that same game. I attended Stan.... More »

DISCIPLINE ISSUES: An Ongoing Issue for Parents, Coaches, and Kids + MORE

This is a topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all that much these days. And yet, it’s an issue that continues to be a real concern for coaches, athletic directors, parents, and of course the athletes. I’m talking about the art of disciplining athletes, especially HS and travel team ath.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: The Year in Review

Here’s a quick review of the biggest topics and headlines regarding sports parenting issues from 2014. Let’s start with the biggest issue of the year…concussions: Here’s what we know: 1– Concussions are commonplace in HS football, but they also occur in any contact sport, such as i.... More »

How to Raise A Virtuous Athlete

Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme.... More »

To Brace Or Not To Brace

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LCDR MC, United States Navy
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California
Note: this article first appeared in InMotion, published by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is available as a free resource
Key Points:

Use of prophylactic (or “preventive”) knee braces is common in youth football
Evidence for effectiveness in reducing the severity of MCL injuries for some position players such as linemen, linebackers, and tight ends is fairly solid
There is no evidence that knee braces can reduce the incidence of ACL tears

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and other ligament injuries of the knee can be devastating for football players and may result in significant loss of playing time and/or require surgical treatment…

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On the Hootsuite Blog, Olsy Sorokina writes about six lessons the social media platform learned when it studied its most popular tweets.
After listing the 10 most popular tweets and asking readers if they detected a pattern—full disclosure: This reader did not—Sorokina offers the six lessons. Read the post for elaboration, but they six, with Canadian spelling, are:

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The playing fields and courts of children’s sports abound with life lessons and character development. For me, they built teamwork skills, provided lifelong memories, and friendships. Sports taught me things about myself that have helped guide me in my life direction. For starters, thanks to Pop Warner football, I learned at an early age about getting knocked on your rear end and then getting back up to try to do it better the next time…

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