LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off-the-Field Violent Behavior? + MORE

LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off-the-Field Violent Behavior? + MORE

Intended Consequences Lead to Unintended Issues: NCAA Settlement + MORE

Sure the lede looks backwards, but the overwhelming point, in my opinion, of the NCAA recent settlement on concussions has to deal with my profession of athletic training.  The issue is athletic trainers; the need for more of them and what happens if you cannot find them or afford them? Don’t.... More »
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How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing. Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »

Drill of the Week: Defending The Deep Ball + MORE

It’s almost time for fall playoffs around the country, so it’s crucial that you’re in peak form, both physically and mentally. The pressure on defensive units to excel will never be higher, but do you feel like you’re prepared for everything? For defensive backs and corners i.... More »

Dr. V writer Caleb Hannan talks about the mistakes he, Grantland made + MORE

Caleb Hannan, who wrote the controversial Grantland story Dr. V’s Magical Putter in January 2014, has spoken about it for the first time. His big takeaway: He should have stopped and thought about what he was doing. That sounds obvious, and it might even sound like I’m being sarcastic by.... More »

President’s Day: Lessons in Leadership from Abe Lincoln + MORE

  “No one is loved as much as you by the people. Don’t waste that power.” This is a quote from the movie Lincoln. It was spoken by Mary Todd Lincoln to her husband Abraham Lincoln. That’s a huge statement and reflected how much of an impact Lincoln had on our country. .... More »
national youth football tournaments 1397160205 188165752 LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off the Field Violent Behavior? + MOREHas this happened to you?  Your daughter comes home from soccer practice and defiantly declares, “I can’t stand my coach, my team is awful and I don’t even like soccer.  I quit!”  Your parental thermostat kicks in as you try to gently lower the temperature in the room with those responses that all kids despise, “Oh, come on now, it can’t be that bad” or “But you’re good at soccer” and finally, “You know our rule, once you start something, you have to finish it…

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Helping Young Athletes Who Suffer From Anxiety

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Parents and coaches, you can help identify when sports kids are suffering from anxiety- and determine how to help them…

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A year ago, David decided to get serious about basketball. His mom, JoAnn, had signed him up for camps and clinics before, but they just weren’t doing the trick. Then JoAnn met Coach Anthony Gurley through CoachUp and everything changed.

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Once you get married, the relationship with your spouse becomes more important than any other relationship, right? Of course. But does it really look like that for you? When you have kids, things seem to change. It makes me wonder…do my kids get in the way of my marriage?
Children are a blessing and a benefit of marriage, however it is much easier to have a kid-centered household than it is to have a marriage-centered household…

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Elevate your Coaching Game with TeamSnap

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Coaching youth sports can be very rewarding
Most youth sports coaches will tell you that they love game days…

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Being a dad is not a walk in the park. Every day is not bright and sunny. There are rainy days and stormy seasons. It’s all part of fatherhood. Growing up, I remember hearing the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers.” It reminds us that although April is typically a very wet and stormy season, it will end and May will arrive…

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If you want to keep up with the latest news in what I like to call Journalism Nerdworld, the quickest way to do that is by reading Mark Coddington’s This Week in Review column at NiemanLab.org, the website of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab.
Coddington is a former newspaper reporter who’s studying journalism as a grad student at the University of Texas…

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 New Study Links High School Sports Aggression and Dating Violence
 By Doug Abrams
The upcoming issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health features a new study that warrants attention from parents, teachers and coaches of boys who play high school football and basketball. The study found that boys in these two interscholastic sports were nearly twice as likely as other boys to have recently abused their girlfriends in dating relationships…

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Kayden + Rain

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For most of us, rain is an unwelcomed visitor and an added hassle to the routine of our day. But for one little girl, it is pure delight and “liquid sunshine” if you will. Watch this short video of Kayden experiencing rain for the very first time. We think you’ll be grinning from ear to ear…

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