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

Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MORE
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Why Sports Kids Resist Mental Game Training—And What Parents Should Do + MORE

Mentally strong athletes—those who have done some mental game training—don’t balk after making mistakes. They don’t call themselves negative names. And they’re often great team players because they’re so positive. Truth is, however, that sports kids resist mental training, and miss out .... More »

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY SECRETS: What Sports Parents Need to Know

As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach? For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game? Is it okay if they develop c.... More »

NFL analyst: We can only know so much if we weren’t in the huddle + MORE

We’ve all done it. Well, not you, but the rest of us have. We see a play go wrong for an NFL team, and we can see who screwed up. We diagnose the blown assignment or mental lapse and assign blame to the offending player. And really, unless we were in the huddle, we have no idea if we’re .... More »
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Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Cricket is a game of bat and ball, which is played between 2 teams of 11 players each. It is played on a pitch 22 yards long in the center of an oval field. Both teams take turns to bat, scoring as many runs as possible, while the other team fields. These turns are known as innings. With over 120 mi.... More »

Head Games: Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 6 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on The Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance.  My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counsel.... More »

To Brace Or Not To Brace

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national flag football tournament 1412733489 816984131 Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MOREBy Lance LeClere, M.D.
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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