How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids’ Confidence + MORE

How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids’ Confidence + MORE

Head Games: Time Management, Priorities and Feeling Overwhelmed + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed.   My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... More »
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2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE

The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report, is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League (posted when time allows).  Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field..... More »
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Why Ankle Sprains Need Rehab + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:   Significant swelling, any bruising, or inability to bear weight might indicate a more severe ankle injury. Get an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or s.... More »
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What to Do When Sports Kids Want to Quit + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Feel Less Pressure What should you do if your young athlete wants to quit sports? Seventy-five percent of young athletes quit sports by the age of 16. The reasons vary, but most often, the child is no longer having fun. As sports parents, what can you do? You need to remembe.... More »
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Mission Summer: Adventures in Dining + MORE

  I was never really into food before I was married. Consistently throughout my life, I have been made fun of for my pickiness. I’ll even admit that I have the palate of a fifth grader. In my wife’s family, food is love. She opened a whole new world to me. We want to instill that love in ou.... More »
Bleacher Report’s Facebook page reached the milestone of 1 million likes Wednesday, and those of us in the San Francisco office held a quiet celebration during which we reflected on the momentous occasion.

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flag football tournament 1397773071 1858868857 How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids’ Confidence + MOREUnruly parents and crowds can really hurt kids’ confidence, says Gil Fried, professor and head of the sport management department at the University of New Haven and an expert on crowd control.
Why? Just think about it. When athletes are trying to perform, what could distract them more than adults yelling or getting out of control on the sidelines?
Kids get distracted-and in some cases, worried about their own safety…

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It’s NBA Playoff time. The 82-game NBA regular season begins in November and ends in April. Sometimes it seems players and teams go through the motions during the regular season. But come playoff time, they have to make a change.
For the teams that remain, a world championship is at stake. Unlike college basketball’s single elimination tournament, NBA teams must win a 7-game series to advance…

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