INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Making the Most of Adult Supervision of Kids + MORE

INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Making the Most of Adult Supervision of Kids + MORE

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 3: Tommy John Surgery

This week, Tommy John Surgery is the third injury in a 5-part series on youth sports injuries, sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth s.... More »

Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE

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 organizat.... More »

8 Ways to Cut Costs in Youth Sports + MORE

Like everything else, the cost of youth sports continues to climb. But there are ways to cut costs in youth sports. Here’s a few ideas: 1. Be choosy. Try one sport at a time per kid. Overloading kids’ schedules not only tires them out and leave them little time for creative freeplay; it al.... More »

3 Keys of Family Leadership + MORE

  Happy Thanksgiving! Immediately after the holiday, I will be headed to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. It is a true blessing to play in the NFL; however, one of the hardest parts is traveling away from my family. Several months ago, we went to West Virginia for training camp. We stayed at Th.... More »

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Today’s Appearance on The NFL Network + MORE

Just FYI…..many of you know me for my work in the field of sports parenting. But long before I became involved in this area, I did my undergraduate and graduate work in psychology. And I specialized in sports psychology which, back when I was in college, was pretty much an unknown and uncharte.... More »

Best Basketball Slogans


kids football tournaments 1390077797 1188215917 INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Making the Most of Adult Supervision of Kids + MOREThe best basketball slogans can bring a team together, unify a fan base and provide a rallying cry during the toughest moments of the season.  Slogans can be shared at the start of the season, during the season or as a way to capture the team’s efforts at the season-ending party.
We scoured sources far and wide to come up some of the most awesome basketball slogans, the best basketball sayings and most inspiring catch phrases…

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January 17, 2014. At its semi-annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors accepted results from several important NOCSAE-funded research projects which expand the scientific knowledge regarding sports-related brain injuries as part of an ongoing effort to increase the safety of athletes through the development of new helmet standards…

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Locker Room Supervision
By Doug Abrams
When I coached youth hockey until 2009, the association’s coaches and parents recognized that the players needed supervision on and off the ice.  The need applied both to the mite and squirt teams (for players ten and younger), and to the high school team whose players usually graduated at about eighteen…

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