Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE

Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety  By Doug Abrams On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »
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How Do You Know if Your Athlete Has Burnout?

Burnout in Young Athletes In the the video series “Sessions With Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to .... More »
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The Greatest Motivational Speeches Of All-Time + MORE

With the Sweet 16 kicking off tonight, there’s no better time than now to revisit one of our favorite posts from 2013! Below is a list of our favorite motivational speeches from the best sports movies. Not only do these coaches understand the preparation, strategy, and drills behind a great te.... More »
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You Need An Emergency Action Plan + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »

Here’s Why a Sports Parenting Martyr Complex Doesn’t Work

Sports Parenting sometimes brings out the martyr in even the best of moms or dads. As a parent, do you ever play the martyr in your home? I have to admit that I mastered the role pretty well, and sometimes I’m still tempted to fall back into using it. But the honest truth is, martyr...Read.... More »
flag football tournaments 1438725720 1686997802 Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MOREI can remember playing Fantasy Football some 40 years ago with 5 of my junior high friends. Armed with old Sporting News and Sports Illustrated magazines, our chief strategy in the early years was to pick running backs first and keep an eye out for quarterbacks who also like to run near the goal line…

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Founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, Boston, MA
Key Points: (comments below from Dev Mishra, M.D.)

This article is written by Mike Reinold, a colleague and friend who happens to be one of our country’s foremost experts on pitching mechanics and pitching injuries
This article appeared in Reinold’s blog
Last week we wrote about overuse being the main factor in risk for pitching injury, but here Mike goes one step further and says that lack of education and awareness from coaches (and likely parents) is the cause of the overuse
Improved awareness of guidelines for safe pitching should lead to a reduction in pitching injuries

This article that you are about to read is really disappointing…

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UPDATED: 15:20, see below… Yesterday Illinois Gov. Rauner signed  SB0007 into law making it Public Act 099-0245 effectively titled Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act bringing a much more robust set of standards when dealing with concussions in Illinois. The bill/law is basically an extension of the IHSA Policies regarding concussions plus some strengthening for player/participant safety…

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