NCAA Concussion Statement Has Great Points For High School Athletes Too + MORE

NCAA Concussion Statement Has Great Points For High School Athletes Too + MORE

Storytelling still at the center of journalism, Storyful founder says + MORE

A little follow-up to yesterday’s examination of a beer commercial for storytelling tips. Mark Little, the founder of Storyful, a global news agency that collects and verifies content from social media, says, “This is the golden age of storytelling.” He would say that, what with story.... More »

10 Things You CAN Change About Youth Sports

There’s a lot of negative stuff happening in youth sports these days. Do you ever get frustrated with it? Don’t you wish you could wave a magic wand over a team, coach, or parent, and change them? After 34 years of being a wife and 29 years of being a mother, I’ve concluded that tr.... More »
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Leaving a Legacy Like the Story of St. Patrick + MORE

  Today we celebrate the life of the 5th century holy man St. Patrick of Ireland. When Patrick was a teenager, he was a Roman living in Britain and went by the name Patricius. He was from a well-off family. It was around this time that he was abducted to primitive Ireland and forced to work as .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: One sport year round?

To listen to this sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Are you feeling the pressure of youth sports specialization? In this episode I talk with Tyrre Burks of playershealth.com. about what parents should consider when it comes to one-sport-year-round and how they can fight against t.... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Artie Gigantino + MORE

We’re back! After a week off for the holidays, we’re so pleased to present our interview Coach Artie for this week’s spotlight. Artie trains as a football coach out of Walnut Creek, California — he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Cal + USC, as well as.... More »
 1407308212 1130534661 NCAA Concussion Statement Has Great Points For High School Athletes Too + MOREOne of the goals in youth sports is to help kids learn to be leaders. But the problem is that while many coaches and parents look for natural born, charismatic leaders, they often overlook some of the strongest leaders on the team.

When my son played quarterback, his coaches sometimes got frustrated with him because he was not a rah-rah leader…

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nfl flag football tournament 1407308211 375044576 NCAA Concussion Statement Has Great Points For High School Athletes Too + MOREThere are no limits as to how far Rory Mcllroy will go in the upcoming PGA Championship. Rory has established himself as one of the games most talented and successful players. His most recent win at the 2014 British Open showed the world that he is here to stay and as he matures, so does his presence on the course…

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youth sports 1407308205 602000775 NCAA Concussion Statement Has Great Points For High School Athletes Too + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The NCAA recently released a concussion guideline that presents clear definitions and processes for collegiate athletes in all sports
The vast majority of concussions will not have a loss of consciousness
In my opinion it would be helpful at the high school level for athletes to have preseason baseline concussion testing; suspected concussion in-season would be compared to the baseline
Return to classroom function can also require individual decision making, and students with pre-existing conditions such as ADHD, migraines, or depression may require extended assistance to successfully return to academics

I hope that someday soon we won’t have to write as many posts and articles about concussion…

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In this week’s version of the newsletter I sent out to all Bleacher Report writers every Monday, I mentioned that three consecutive posts on this blog last week dealt with verification, attribution and plagiarism issues.
B/R Featured Columnist Ray Glier, a veteran Atlanta journalist, responded with a story from his days working for the New York Times…

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10 Tips for Back to School

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Depending on where you live, your kids may already be thinking about school supplies, new schedules, and what the next grade is going to look like. Here are a few tips for back to school so you won’t be blindsided by what’s coming. Whatever age your children are, you can be a step ahead of the game but also be their number one resource too…

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California Limits Full-Contact Football Practice Sessions
By Doug Abrams
 On July 21, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bipartisan concussion-safety legislation limiting the number and length of full-contact football practices that high schools and middle schools may conduct beginning on January 1, 2015…

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