8 Things To Consider While Choosing Your Child’s Coach Let’s be realistic here — as a parent of a child participating in youth sports, you will rarely be in the position to choose the coach. But when you have that option, or when you’re looking for a private coach to help y.... More »
How Your Athletes Benefit When You Support Their Coach
A parent asks a very thoughtful question: “What are the coaches thinking and how do I access this information, not to aide my child, but to become a better parent/coach/cheerleader/technician?”
Truth is, if you want to understand what your .... More »
Busy Sports parents, do you feel like you’re drowning? Last night I was talking with a sports mom, who was recounting her busy day to me: running from school to home to pre-game drop-off, to home, and back to the game. It made me tired just listening to her! I remember that life. There were....... More »
The prevailing media narrative is
that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows "cause" chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE "causes" former athletes to commit suicide, and
such causal links are proven scientific fact.
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If you’ve been following my recent advice to stay current on chatter around media issues and you feel like you need a dose of optimism, take a few minutes and read what Marc Andreessen has been writing lately.
Andreessen’s one of those people: When he talks, the business world listens. He developed Netscape Navigator, the web’s first dominant browser, in the early ’90s, and has since been a successful executive and investor…
Most All Pro Dads get their children involved in traditional sports. That’s fantastic and teaches our children many great things, including teamwork. But it is equally important to involve them in creative pursuits and activities that nurture brain skills. Maybe they will learn an instrument like the piano or the flute…
When it comes to the development of young soccer players in the United States, many parents and coaches come to that proverbial fork in the road, and are unsure what path to take. Most parents want their child to try many sports, yet are faced with the harsh reality of high participation costs, nearly year-round […
For those new to the blog, Nick Mercer is our only “staff” writer here at The Concussion Blog. He provides a great layman’s perspective; one from a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury. If you want to know why he does this – for us and himself – you can read THIS POST…