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

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

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Parents, Athletes Need to Do Their Homework

If there is one topic that sports parents (and their athletes) are desperate to always find out more information, it’s the increasingly complex world of college recruiting. Now, the irony is that even though you would assume that the recruiting process would become easier over the last 20 year.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: When HS Athletes Protest by Taking a Knee….

So you and your family are sitting down to have dinner this fall, and let’s say your son,  who plays varsity football at your local HS, suddenly announces at the dinner table that he agrees with what Colin Kapaernick is doing in terms of protesting racial bias and oppression in this country ̵.... More »
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For Bleacher Report Featured Columnists, there is no offseason + MORE

With sports consumers seeking out content that isn’t as universally available as it is during the regular and postseasons, the down periods are prime spans to build followings for Featured Columnists. When pro and collegiate leagues are in the beef of their schedules, the competition is heavy for .... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: A Closer Look at Prevention in Youth Soccer + MORE

A New Safety Study Sheds New Light on Heading the Ball in Youth Soccer By Doug Abrams In Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and on television, soccer fans winced when United States midfielder Morgan Brian and German forward Alexandra Popp struck heads as each went airborne trying to head the ball in the W.... More »

The Life Lessons of Baseball


“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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