Youth Sports Politics has been blamed for a lot of the craziness that goes on in youth sports today. Perhaps you too, have asked, Why can’t the kids just play and have fun? I asked that question many times during my 21 years of being a sports mom, and now that my daughter is coaching...Read.... More »
On September 13, 2016, coaches and youth sports leaders around the world will participate in Team Up Day, a day designed to focus on cutting down on youth sports concussions. The straightforward, but powerful goal of Team Up Day is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. Th.... More »
A New Study on Adult-Education Mandates In State Concussion Laws
By Doug Abrams
Between 2009 and 2014, amid heightened public awareness about the serious consequences of concussions suffered in youth sports, every state and the District of Columbia enacted laws designed to promote prevention and t.... More »
What is a “Bad” season anyway? Have you ever gone through a season that can only be described as “Bad?” Maybe your child is struggling with getting along with her teammates. Or isn’t getting the playing time he wants. Or isn’t improving at the rate you’d lik.... More »
Building Proper Striking Muscle Memory in Youth Sports When it comes to the game of soccer, children in youth sports will automatically get out on the field and kick the ball in a way that feels natural to them. Unfortunately, this kicking technique is ineffective and could cause potential injury, e.... More »
In a follow-up, and what I believe to be the same presentation that Elanor Profetto’s video is from a very strong and wonderful woman, Sylvia Mackey, “Mrs. 88″ gives a talk about brain injury. She also has intimate and troubling experience with what brain injury/disease can do as she took care of the great John […]
The Pew Research Journalism Project released its State of the News Media 2014 report Wednesday, and if you’re interested in where the content business is headed, it’s worth digging in to.
Disclosure: I haven’t even scratched the surface of it myself.
Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal has, though, and he found Seven Reasons For Optimism About the News Business…
I came across an interview with Johnny Cash on the David Letterman Show. In the segment, Cash described the period in his life when he came very close to death due to an extreme addiction. He painted a dire picture of a man at rock bottom and near extinction. “There was a point in my life that the only person that would talk to me was the Lord, and the only woman that would have me was Betty Ford…
Today, the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament comes to my city, Indianapolis. The games all start tomorrow, but the city is buzzing and excited. Today, all four teams playing will have a practice open to the public. I wanted to take my kids to the practices, but I wasn’t able to do it…