LEGAL CONCERNS: Making Our Playing Fields Level for ALL Athletes + MORE

LEGAL CONCERNS: Making Our Playing Fields Level for ALL Athletes + MORE
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An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

I have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include: There must be dozens more associations like this here in.... More »
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Five Tips for More Grateful Kids + MORE

“Oh, what fun” … queue the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be thankful – right? Yes. But raise your hand if you’ve ever cringed at the “how do I tackle my kid’s holiday wish list” scenario it invokes! We’re all in, right? We’re all on boar.... More »
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How to Get Kids Mentally Ready For Competing + MORE

Mental Preparation For Young Athletes A parent asks: “My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.” “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »
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Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic Medicine

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A skilled athletic trainer (ATC) is an invaluable part of the student-athlete’s sports injury care Schools with ATCs will consistently have healthier athletes .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TAKING A KNEE – PART TWO

i had a very strong response to last week’s show and blog posting regarding HS kids taking a knee to protest racial oppression in this country. I was impressed with the smart comments  on both sides of the issue, all dealing with the balancing of patriotic respect for our country v. one’s g.... More »

How Young Athletes Benefit From Mental Imagery

– youthsportspsychology.com

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Maybe you’ve heard about athletes who use mental imagery to boost their performance and confidence.
But what is it really and can it help your kids?
Mental imagery is all about kids using feelings and pictures from memory to create images to practice their skills, and to help them plan, strategize, and rehearse their performance…

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When Game Officials Overlook Youth Leaguers’ Cultural, Ethnic, or Religious Identities
 By Doug Abrams
When the Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School Eagles girls basketball team faced Greenway High School earlier this month, the Eagles wore their hair in traditional Navajo buns during pregame warmup. Flagstaff is near the Navajo reservation, a sizeable percentage of the student body are from the tribe, and the girls wore the buns to honor their heritage…

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