Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE

Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MORE

When Sports Parents SHOULD Butt In

As the words in Ecclesiastes 3 say, “There is a time for everything,” and that is especially true for sports parents. There IS a time to butt in….          Related Stories8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to KnowHow to Deal with a Negative .... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: How to WIN AT LOSING

As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career? That kind of parental experience  inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... More »

WOC #13 Nicole LaVoi, Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport + MORE

Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the co-fou.... More »
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How Sports Parents Can Motivate Kids Without Pressuring Them + MORE

Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. Just yesterday, my 7-year-old told me he didn’t want to go to gymnastics. He said he didn’t like doing the warm-up exercises and wasn’t going to go any more. But I know he loves his gymnastics class… I had a few options here. One, tell him.... More »
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Introducing Sports Psychology to Young Athletes + MORE

How to Introduce Sports Psychology to Young Athletes In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mike about how you can introduce mental coaching to your sports kids. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit y.... 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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kids football tournaments 1438725716 197960688 Illinois Governor Signs Concussion Bill Into Law – UPDATE + MOREBy Mike Reinold, DPT, ATC
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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