How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MORE

How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + 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 »

5 Things Coaches Need to Teach Their Captive Audience

Coaches, you have a captive audience every season that you decide to take on the challenge of turning a group of individuals into a team. Your players are captive because in order to make the team, and in order to play, they must listen to you and do as you instruct. As a coach, this could be...Re.... More »

At-Home Workout, Vol 1 + What To Watch + MORE

At-Home Workout Halloween is finally upon us, but if you’re worried about all those chocolates and sweets, we’ve got the perfect At-Home Workout for you to take advantage of on Sunday! All of our workouts focus on delivering fun, calorie-burning activities that don’t require an exp.... More »
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Buyer Beware: Part III (Unequal Technologies Up To Its Old Tricks Again) + MORE

I was scanning my Inbox this morning when an email from Medco Sports Medicine caught my eye promoting the Unequal® Gyro Helmet Liner and Unequal® SOLO Helmet Liner with the claim, in big capital letters, that "HELMETS WITH UNEQUAL® PREDICT A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RISK OF CONCUSSIONS.".... More »
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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »
youth football tournaments 1410461610 1724652400 How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MORELisa Cohn here to tell you all about the challenges I encountered before my son’s first soccer game.
Truth is, I was nervous for Michael. He’s six years old and this was the first sports game he had ever played. I wanted it to be a positive experience for him. I worried that if anything went wrong, he’d never want to return to soccer…

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Summary By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Verheijen is an outspoken critic of many soccer coaches and often places the blame for athletes’ injuries on what he believes is improper player management and training from the coaches
He believes many injuries are the result of overtraining, fatigue, or ramping training intensity too quickly
This is an extremely entertaining podcast, well worth listening, but does lack some evidence so take it with a grain of salt

We are often asked by injured athletes to try and pinpoint the cause of injuries…

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Have you ever sat and watched a young person texting? They will be sitting there, head down with an expressionless face, while what they are typing might be chock full of emotion or joy. That lack of expression is definitely a concern. They are being trained on how to interact by their phone and it carries over…

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flag football tournaments 1410461617 577244391 How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MOREIt is proven that kids who participate in sports get higher grades, have greater confidence and self-esteem, maintain strong peer relationships, have greater connections with their schools, have more academically
oriented friends, avoid risky behavior, and have greater involvement in volunteer work. They are physically and mentally well rounded thanks to their participation in a youth sports program…

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youth sports 1410461614 73376546 How Should Sports Parents Behave Before A Game? + MOREWe have written extensively over the years about a wide range of issues, from building organizational trust and credibility to how leaders can prepare to interact with the media in an engaging, thoughtful and credible manner.One other area of significant interest for us remains the role of the coach in youth sports…

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I’m not sure why this CJR.org piece by Michael Driscoll frames the debate as internet vs. newspapers, but it’s a smart reaction to Facebook’s new policy on “clickbait” headlines.
The headline: “Keep calm and write a headline worth reading.”
Facebook announced recently that it would step up its efforts “to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see…

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