Please Let This Be The Beginning: A Public Invitation + MORE

Please Let This Be The Beginning: A Public Invitation + MORE
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Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note. “I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being .... More »

Help Your Young Athlete PAY ATTENTION! + MORE

Does your young athlete PAY ATTENTION? Kids have a knack for not paying attention. Whether in school, at practice, or at home, they often  let their minds wander away from whatever it is they are supposed to be focused on. Maturity, however, will help them outgrow the tendency to be easily distrac.... More »
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DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MORE

New Medical Study Spotlights Football Concussion Rates During Practice Sessions  By Doug Abrams In early May, National Public Radio aired a story about a new study on the prevalence of concussions in football. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that at the high school and collegiate le.... More »

Real talk about the “Talk about” question from Grantland’s Bryan Curtis

The Worst Question in Sports: What We Talk About When We Say ‘Talk About’ by Bryan Curtis at Grantland, is a terrific piece on two levels. First, it’s just a good, solidly reported opinion story. Curtis analyzes the ubiquity of the sports-media question that begins with “Talk about .... More »

10 Things Parents Do at Games That Their Kids Do Not Like

Most parents want their children to have a positive youth sports experience. It’s just that they often end up unintentionally sabotaging that effort by the way they act at their child’s sporting event. Give your child a positive youth sports experience by avoiding these 10 game day behaviors. C.... More »

The Life Lessons of Baseball

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“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.” – George Will. While most popular sports are fast-paced and violently thrilling, baseball is a sport that requires the most disciplined of athletes to participate…

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The blog began simply enough, making notice of information about concussion in a time when there was so much misunderstanding.  It turned into a cathartic exercise on how I have dealt with concussions as an athletic trainer – the good and the bad.  It has slowly morphed into a platform for change; not only concussions […]

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Former MLB pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, who writes for Bleacher Report, is far from the first former athlete with a sports media career, but he has an unusual view of the athlete-media relationship.
He wrote two books about his experience in professional baseball while he was playing, publishing one, “The Bullpen Gospels,” while still active…

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