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

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

Screen Time and Athletes: What Should a Parent Do?

This post contains affiliate links. Screen time and athletes is a nagging issue that parents have to deal with today. Too much screen time for kids isn’t life-threatening, but the effects of digital media abuse can add up over the years and turn into bad habits that become harder and harder for pa.... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Brian Hoffman + MORE

On Wednesdays, we do Coach Spotlights. This week, we’ve got the fitness guru from Castle Rock, Colorado, Brian Hoffman! With sports education in areas all over the map, Coach Hoffman is able to tailor your session to whatever you may need. Given his flexible nature, any coaches reading this sh.... More »
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10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports + MORE

10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […] The post 10 Thing.... More »
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Helping Young Athletes With Mental Rehearsal + MORE

How To Mentally Rehearse Using Visualization deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. 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. Patrick Cohn.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... 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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