Mental Toughness Podcast: How You Can Use Sports to Help Build Your Child’s Self Esteem + MORE

Mental Toughness Podcast: How You Can Use Sports to Help Build Your Child’s Self Esteem + MORE

Sportswriters, like all journalists, should have basic data skills + MORE

It’s been fun to watch the rest of the journalism world catch up to sports in its interest in numbers over the last few years. Sportswriters have been working with numbers for more than a century, but only recently have the non-sports types become fascinated with “data journalism.”.... More »

#NATM2015 YouTube Video – OATS + MORE

From my home state of Illinois, I give you Oswego High School…  Make sure you see the interviews at the end of the video!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done!Filed under: Athletic Training, Video Tagged: #NATM2015, athletic training, Oswego High School.... More »

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »
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SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MORE

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, Chair of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program at A.T. Still University, provides an overview of the SmartTeams program, which implemented best youth sports health and safety practices in six pilot programs around the country in the fall of 2.... More »
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Why should you care about sports science? + MORE

By John Cone, PhD, CSCS Founder and President, FitFor90 Key Points: At Sideline Sports Doc, we try whenever possible to use an “evidence based” approach to youth sports health and this week we feature an article by John Cone, who uses scientific evidence to support his athlete training and reco.... More »
Is your child’s self esteem constantly taking a hit? I think it’s a battle many kids fight at one time or another in their lives. In this episode of the Sports Parenting Podcast, I talk with Kirk Mango, author of Becoming a True Champion, about how coaches and parents can use sports as one way to build a child’s…

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This month, we change our clocks as part of daylight savings time. This is somewhat new for me because residents of Indiana haven’t always adjusted their clocks. It took me a few years to remember if I should move our clocks up an hour or back an hour. Finally, someone taught me an easy way to remember…

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This story will make your blood pressure rise, but just remember this: what this college coach did is NOT illegal.
In October, 2013, Beth Alford-Sullivan was the women’s track coach at Penn State. And as part of her job, she routinely recruited the very best track athletes she could find to Penn State…

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Kenna Griffin, an assistant professor of Mass Communications at Oklahoma City University, offered a ton of great career advice recently in a Twitter chat and a follow-up interview with the Society of Professional Journalists.
I found the chat, which used the hashtag #youngjournojobs, a little hard to read and digest, for signal-to-noise reasons, but you might find some useful nuggets…

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"Mom, I still have a headache." If you are a mom of a teenager, you probably hear them say that every day for various reasons. Life is tough when you are 13- or 14-years-old. You study too much, or you watch too much TV, or play too many video games. You get dehydrated from sports or just stressed by peers and hormones…

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flag football tournaments 1413432140 469454032 Mental Toughness Podcast: How You Can Use Sports to Help Build Your Child’s Self Esteem + MORECan you hold your own in a pigskin discussion or do you need to make a beeline to the chip-and-dip bowl when serious football is the topic of discussion?
Answer these 10 questions in 2 minutes or less to see if you’re a real football fan or a wannabe.  Using the Internet or other sources to look up answers is strictly forbidden…

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