MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE

MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE

Help Your Child Learn the Secret of Real Leadership + MORE

The secret of real leadership is not in how loud you yell or how dominating you are in the game….   Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The  caps and autographs are from their heroes. Please take a.... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
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Teach Your Kids How to Fight + MORE

Do your kids know how to fight? No one needs to teach kids to fight; they are born with that instinct. But there is a healthy way and an unhealthy way to handle conflict. By teaching your kids the right way, they can “fight” in a way that resolves conflict instead of escalating it. The.... More »
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You Need An Emergency Action Plan + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
Soccer Tip: Matt Besler Defending The Breakaway

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Want to defend the break away like a pro soccer player? Check out Soccer Tips: Defending 1v1 with Matt Besler, a member of the United States Mens National Soccer Team that’s about to head to Brazil for the World Cup and defender for Sporting Kansas City in the MLS…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402061091 774725812 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREToday marks the beginning of the 2014 MLB draft, and for some, the start of making childhood dreams come true. This year many highly talked about prospects are coming out of our own backyard. Some of the top prospects in this year’s draft either play in or are from the New England area. A lot of people might be surprised by this due to the fact that places like Florida, Texas, and California are the typical breeding grounds for top MLB prospects…

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The Kids Get It
I coach my daughter’s Bantam girls ice hockey team…

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Raising Kings and Queens

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Every Friday night when I was in high school, I would arrive home around midnight.  Many of those nights I would be greeted by my dad sitting at the kitchen table.  In the flicker of candle light, he had the chess board set up and ready.  My dad taught me chess when I was seven years old.  Over the years, we had epic battles on that chess board and important life conversations over it…

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That’s the word from Dr. Vernon Williams, neurologist and medical director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology in Los Angeles.
“High quality repetition will help your brain learn patterns,” he says…

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We’ve made some changes in the Writer Program application process. The requirements for approval are the same as they’ve been for a while, but how you get there is a little different.
We no longer ask for a single original writing sample of up to 500 words. Instead, we ask for four things: The URL of your most recent published piece in a newspaper, magazine, blog or website, and three brief original writing samples to demonstrate your knack for taking insightful angles on timely stories…

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