Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE

Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE

NEW: Photo Certificates for Softball

These new Softball Photo Award Certificates enable you to easily create keepsake awards complete with a favorite photograph and personal words of praise. Choose from 20 different designs including individual player options and team options. “Our original Softball Award Certificates is one of o.... More »

5 Ways to Find Joy as a Sports Parent + MORE

Do you find that your days are flying by all too quickly because you’re so busy? When this happens it’s easy to forget to “smell the roses” along the way. Parents are especially susceptible to this because raising kids is probably the most demanding job ever. Who even has the.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Baseball Continues to Lose Its Young Fan Base at an Alarming Rate + MORE

Earlier this month, I had Rob Nelson, the inventor of Big League Chew, on my show to talk about the sudden and rapid decline of kids signing up for youth baseball in this country. As I mentioned on WFAN, I have been getting these reports of a lack of participation for the past few years, but this ye.... More »

Could Rats Help Discover the Healthiest Form of Exercise?

A new study published in the Journal of Physiology and then written about by The New York Times is making waves for its intriguing look at the human mind and exercise. In which, the researchers injected a group of male rats with a substance that helps understand the effects of exercise on the brai.... More »

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

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.... More »

I Wanted to Get in His Face

– allprodad.com

 
I was driving to work one morning when I stopped at a traffic light. As the light turned green I noticed the car in front of me move and smack into the car ahead. The driver quickly put her hands on top of her head like she couldn’t believe what she had just done. I felt bad for both involved, until the guy she hit got out of his car…

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Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment

– theconcussionblog.com

Nick wrote two quick takes on his experiences with TBI recovery and where he stands, currently.  Here they are presented in one post.  We would like to thank Nick for continuing to post from a unique perspective and appreciate the work he has done for us. ========== Adjusting is not quitting. I finished my Pilates […]

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national youth football tournaments 1404858185 1665106128 Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Renowned clinicians Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk created an app called “Throw Like A Pro” to assist young pitchers in healthy pitching habits
Proper use of the app has the strong potential to correctly monitor pitching load across multiple teams and private training sessions, and reduce the chance for serious overuse injuries to the shoulder and elbow

This is heavy pitching season for a lot of talented young arms…

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nfl flag football tournament 1404858191 453352906 Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MOREPlaying sports is said to be good for kids. You’ve heard the usual list of advantages: the most touted being character building, persistence, teamwork, and fitness.
I want to dig deeper into that rationale and explain 10 very specific reasons I am glad that my three 20-something kids played sports from knee-high through college…

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Coaching Resource of the Month — July 2014

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

As an athlete with asthma, I know firsthand how debilitating an attack can be. As a coach, working with athletes who are dealing with asthma is another challenge. The good news is that It can be controlled to allow athletes to stay in the game. The National Institutes for Health provide great information on how coaches can assist their athletes deal with asthma…

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