MomsTEAM Institute's Screening Of Sony Pictures' Concussion Movie Ends Year On High Note, But More Work To Be Done + MORE

MomsTEAM Institute's Screening Of Sony Pictures' Concussion Movie Ends Year On High Note, But More Work To Be Done + MORE

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
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How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing. Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »

How to Show Self Control as a Parent and Stay off the Sports See-Saw + MORE

How to show self control as a parent is a challenge for most sports parents. In many ways, sports parenting can be like riding a see-saw; one minute you are riding high as you watch your child hit a home run, score a touchdown or make her first soccer goal. The next minute you are watching your....... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football. As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »

Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents + MORE

Little League coach makes fun of crazy youth sports parents Have a case of the Mondays? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to a brilliant video that Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post covered late last week, we’ve got a fresh, new outlook on youth sports. In the vi.... More »
 

On December 21, 2015, MomsTeam Institute of Youth Sports Safety held a special advance screening of Sony Pictures’s new movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith, at the Loews – Boston Common theatre.

Joining me at the screening and a post-screening reception at the Ritz-Carlton were concussion experts and advocates from around the nation, Jeanne Marie Laskas, author of the 2009 GQ article on which the movie is based and the critically-acclaimed book, Concussion (pictured to my right below), and a large contingent of former NFL players (including Joey LaRoque (l) and Caleb Hanie (r))…

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national youth football championships 1451437603 798640157 MomsTEAM Institute's Screening Of Sony Pictures' Concussion Movie Ends Year On High Note, But More Work To Be Done + MOREIt’s common knowledge that most local youth sports leagues and/or teams are run, staffed and assisted by volunteers. Without the knowledge, enthusiasm, and time commitment these folks’ make, our children may not have as many opportunities to participate in youth sports.
While many local leagues may have a roster of regulars who return year after year to help out, other leagues simply do not…

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Although lacrosse is lightning quick, there’s tons and tons of subtle nuances and mind games to be played out on the field. For young players of the sport, it’s easy to get zoned in on shooting, scoring, and the physical nature of the game, but one equally important, but often forgotten aspect of lacrosse is […] The post Drill of the Week: Winning Lacrosse Face-Offs appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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