May Mailbag + MORE

May Mailbag + MORE
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How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing. For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... 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 »
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The Will to Compete: A High School Wrestler’s Story + MORE

Bryar Hebb is 15 years old from Fredonia, a small farming community in southeast Kansas. He is a farm kid. He has not had an easy road in life. When he was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with Legg-Perthes disease in the right hip. He is in constant pain. He pushed the pain aside because he wanted to .... More »

Athletic Trainers' Group Issues Position Statement On The Use Of Mouthguards In Preventing Dental Injuries

With increased participation in high school and college sports, and injuries, including to the teeth, on the rise as well, the National Athletic Trainers' Assocaition has issued new guidelines (1) on how to prevent and manage sport-related dental and oral injuries through the use of mouthguards. .... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »

Sports Parents Make Mistakes, Too

– youthsportspsychology.com

flag football tournaments 1433478648 695877122 May Mailbag + MOREOften, we receive emails from sports parents confessing they did the opposite of what we recommend in our programs and online tips.
Like their kids, they can be very hard on themselves. They focus on their mistakes and can’t seem to get their minds off them.
Today we want to stress: Everyone makes mistakes…

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May Mailbag

– theconcussionblog.com

As the sports season winds down at the high school I am finally getting to the various emails I have received. I do truly enjoy the many stories and questions I get here, often times they are very learned for me; which translates to more information for you the reader. I picked out one such […]

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