Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE

Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE
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Helping Kids Find the All-Elusive Zone + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Boost Their Focus An athlete’s most focused state is sometimes called “the zone.” When athletes are in the zone, they are totally involved in the game at hand, completely concentrated on what they are doing with no care or thought as to what else is going on around.... More »

What it Takes to Perform Your Best When It Counts the Most + MORE

Training and practice are 90% physical, 10% mental. But during a performance or game-time when it really counts, that ratio gets flipped, and 90% of your success depends on your mental strength and concentration. What does this mean? To become a champion you must train like one. Of course that mea.... More »
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How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something, .... More »
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Hundred Hole Hike Raises Funds to Provide Affordable Golf for Kids

As I recently shared, the golf community is growing and working even harder to create opportunities for young people to get involved in the game (College Golf Scholarships for Girls Going Unclaimed). One of the factors that makes it difficult for golf to reach the masses is cost. As most people kno.... More »

How to Defeat Sports Parenting Anxiety + MORE

Do you ever suffer from sports parenting anxiety? Just about every sports parent feels it, the anxiousness in the pit of your stomach when you’re worried about your child. I’ve felt it many times in 22 years of sports parenting. There were times when my son was a senior quarterback that .... More »

It. Has. To. Stop. (revisited)

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This is one of my more outspoken and shared opinion pieces about concussions, it originally was penned in August of 2013. ========== There is a lot of belief and trust each and every one of us has in those that are medical professionals.  The further you go up the chain in those professionals our trust […]

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Student-athletes who experience lingering concussion symptoms and their parents are more concerned about the adverse effect of concussion on learning and school performance, report more school-related problems, and more classes posing difficulty than students who recover more quickly, finds a new study…

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Last month, I introduced the 52 Virtues Project. Today we focus on Virtue #2. Virtue #2: Caring Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully…

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It was last month and I was routinely checking the inbox when I noticed a correspondence from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) with the subject line “IHSA Request”. Of course this piqued my interest because it is not often I get information from the state high school organization and the ‘request’ portion may have […]

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6 Life Lessons
Our world has become smaller and smaller, in part, because today’s technology helps us communicate in ways we never dreamed possible. On the other hand, there is still a big, wonderful world out there beyond our smartphones and tablets, filled with learning opportunities and exciting adventures…

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