Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MORE

Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MORE
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The Three Elements You Need in Order to Beat Fear in Sports: Part 1 + MORE

Fear can often become a catalyst that propels athletes into a slump and keeps them stuck there. The batter in a slump is afraid of not getting a hit. The gymnast stuck on a back hand-spring is afraid of moving backward. The swimmer who seems to “die” at the end of all he.... More »
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Why MUST Parents and Coaches Be Partners? + MORE

In an ideal season, parents and coaches work together; sports parents feel supported by the coach and the coach feels supported by the parents. Everyone–players, coaches and parents–benefit from a unified effort. However, we know that a parent-coach partnership can sometimes be a myth an.... More »
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Help Girls In Sports Overcome Bullying + MORE

Girls and women in sports like to focus on relationships, while boys and men are less likely to do this, says Joan Steidinger, author of “Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete.” But while focusing on relationships has many pluses—kids who do this are likely.... More »
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When An Injury Means You’re Going To Miss Out + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Dealing with the psychology of sports injury can be difficult for many athletes, and there are several ways to deal with these issues effectively With the right min.... More »
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Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play during competition One tactic would be to observe the player in pregame warmup for any pain o.... More »
 1426734070 1118846895 Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MOREImagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems.  Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active play not only gets kids in better shape but significantly improves their cognitive functioning…

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Borland, Now What?

– theconcussionblog.com

If you are interested in sports or the brain trauma/concussion debate you probably did not miss the news about Chris Borland’s abrupt retirement from the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers.  In case you missed it, he broke this news to Outside the Lines on ESPN. Since he made his decision there has been quite […]

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Spring Break is a wonderful time to build family camaraderie. You can hit the beach or visit a national park. There are also many great activities you can do with your family around town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do with Your Family on Spring Break and make some outstanding memories.

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It’s not exactly Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interviewing But Were Afraid to Ask*, but this week Steve Buttry’s blog has offered enough interviewing advice from enough smart people that if you sit down with it, you’ll be feeling like you could tell Studs Terkel a thing or two…

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Got the mid-season blahs? Your Child’s coach may have have them too. So when you feel like chewing him or her out, or even turning a cold shoulder, think about doing this instead…   Basketball season may be over, but for many basketball is NOT! If you are a basketball mom–yes, DADS can read this book…

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The Adultification of Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

The other day I had a conversation with a coaching colleague about the state of youth sports. I stated that the emphasis on travel sports and playing multiple games per day for young children was hurting kids and damaging sports. “I agree with what you are saying,” he said, “but you are forgetting that youth […

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