How to be smart about science stories: It works for sports stat pieces too + MORE

How to be smart about science stories: It works for sports stat pieces too + MORE
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How to Help Athletes Get More Playing Time…

A common complaint from sports parents: The coach doesn’t give my child enough playing time, and it hurts her confidence. When a coach doesn’t give a child a lot of playing time, it can really hurt her view of her abilities and skills. And that, in turn, can undermine her performance. If a coach.... More »
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Industry heavy hitters Murray, Baer discuss journalism future with Politico’s Allen + MORE

Five years ago, I wrote that the “Future of Journalism is endless panel discussions about the Future of Journalism.” I’m not yet convinced I was wrong, but I still enjoyed this short video on Politico in which chief White House correspondent Mike Allen talks to Don Baer and Alan Mu.... More »
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Six Ways to Keep Winter Blues at Bay

Helping Parents Keep Their Wits on Long Winter Days For parents with little ones, winter days can feel like an eternity.Cold temperatures, weather hazards, the dreaded cold and flu season, and the onset of cabin fever can lead to a frustrating loop of, “I’m bored” and “What are we going.... More »

Faster, Higher, Stronger: An Interview with Mark McClusky + MORE

Every day the limits of the human body and being pushed. From sport science to nutrition, and from psychology to neuroscience, elite athletes are being trained differently, and are pushing the boundaries of performance. In his fantastic new book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creati.... More »
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World Cup Inspiration – Nico Calabria’s Story + MORE

With Brazil’s win over Croatia, the 2014 World Cup is off and running. The Beautiful Game and all its excitement will be on full display for football fans around the world for the next few weeks. For many young players, watching the best players of the game will undoubtedly spark aspirations t.... More »
Hat tip to B/R Lead Writers Editor Jake Leonard for pointing out this Vox piece headlined “15 ways to tell if that science news story is hogwash.”
As Jake points out, the wisdom in that piece, which is a guide to spotting the flaws in news reports about scientific studies, could be used when reading—and writing—sports stories based on statistics…

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Building Confidence in Kids Who Try New Sports

– youthsportspsychology.com

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As a mom who played three sports, I’m very eager for my youngest, 5-year-old Michael, to play sports.
But I signed him up for a soccer team and was quickly disappointed.
He liked going to soccer practice, but only because he wanted to romp on the playground next to the field…

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Sager, noted for his flashy sport coats, is being treated for leukemia, and as such, has missed the playoff telecasts this year…

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Pete Nelson of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters says, “Tree houses are the ultimate return to nature.” What better way to get our kids off the video games, faces out of the gadgets, and eyes open to nature, than to build them a tree house? We often advise that creating positive memories is one of the primary focus points of parenting…

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