NFHS Approves Ten Rules Changes For High School Field Hockey + MORE

NFHS Approves Ten Rules Changes For High School Field Hockey + MORE

Coach Spotlight Series: Getting Coached Up With Brandon Ball

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PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

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Growing Pains or Osgood-Schlatter + MORE

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3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Almost 1 out of 3 children (ages 2-19) in the US is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.  That fact alone is a huge reason to encourage your kids to play sports.  Today’s guest post by nutritionist Cassandra Gold.... More »
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How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing + MORE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 23, 2015) – With appropriate open space and no players approaching, high school field hockey players will be permitted to raise their sticks above the shoulders to stop, receive and deflect or play the ball.

The revision of Rule 3-2-11 was one of 10 rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Field Hockey Rules Committee at its January 14-16 meeting in Indianapolis…

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2 Words to Avoid in Parenting

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Parents have a tendency to rant when they are in parenting mode. Just ask my kids and they will tell you that I’ve been on a few rants over the years. And one of the traps we fall into when we get on rants is using amplifier words. Amplifiers are used in music and on stage…Read More

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Exactly what this transition will be is yet to be determined… As time has passed since starting this blog in 2010 I have traversed many topics, many places and many relationships using concussions as a conduit.  I must say it has been overwhelmingly positive and beneficial; I can only hope it has been the same […]

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I only know three things about Jessica Reed: She’s the U.S. features editor for The Guardian. She’s French, which she evidently has a habit of apologizing for. And she gives great advice to freelance writers.
The latest example of that is her Medium piece Freelance writers: writing is great…

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Recently, I’ve been having conversations with several young fathers who are gut checking their dad priorities. “Derek, I’m working too many hours and traveling too much. I’m not sure this job is worth losing touch with my family. My kids are growing up so fast, and I’m missing it…

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