Proper Helmet Fit in Boy's Hockey: A 12-Point Checklist + MORE

Proper Helmet Fit in Boy's Hockey: A 12-Point Checklist + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why HS Football Continues to Lose Players

A few days ago, Ken Belson of the NY Times did a probing feature about the continuing decline of HS football numbers in this country. Ken happened to focus on Maplewood Richmond Heights HS, a HS school from the St. Louis suburban area, a public HS that just five years ago was competing for a Missour.... More »

3 Quick & Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids Playing Sports

Thanks to Vincent Pugliese from Sports Photo School  for writing this post on some quick tips for taking great photos of your kids playing sports. I see the frustration at almost every one of my kids’ games. No, it’s not from the players. It’s from the parents. Being that I’.... More »

Sport Parenting Podcast: How to Wrestle (or any play other sport) with Character

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Robert Murphy of Wrestling With Character. Robert Murphy is a husband, father, sales professional, and teacher. Coach Murphy recently combined his knowledge of wrestling along with his passion for molding young kid.... More »
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What Can Athletes Learn From the US Open Semifinal Upset? + MORE

What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset? Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals… Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog. So how d.... More »

Intel, X Games team up to advance sports technology

Intel, X Games team up to advance sports technology This is a month old, but we’re willing to bet that many of our readers out there missed the incredible sports technology update. For last month’s X Games, they teamed up with Intel to place chips on the competitor’s snowboards. To.... More »
To provide maximum protection against head injuries, helmets worn by athletes in contact sports such as youth lacrosse, need to fit correctly, but a new studyof youth lacrosse players age 8 to 14 years finds that less than half of lacrosse helmets are properly fitted. (Williams, 2014).

Because no validated helmet fit checklist currently exists in the literature,* researchers created, with the assistance of 2 helmet and protective equipment content experts, the following checklist to assess whether a lacrosse helmet fits properly:
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national youth football tournaments 1415273403 1781809772 Proper Helmet Fit in Boy's Hockey: A 12 Point Checklist + MOREWith the start of new sports seasons usually comes new gear purchases. We all love getting new gear, but breaking in that gear can be painful and take longer than expected. Below are some tips we’ve learned from lacrosse players on TheLocker when it comes to breaking in your new lacrosse equipment…

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There are 53.8 million kids playing sports in the United States and, most of the time, when they talk about sports with their teammates and their parents, they begin with these two words: "Coach said… ."

It’s not at all surprising, as research shows that, in the hierarchy of adults, coaches occupy the top spot in the minds and hearts of their players…

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The times when it’s easy to choose the right path are beautiful. The door is wide open with big arrows pointing the way and we just know that we have done the correct thing. That was the way is was the night I met my wife and mother of my children. I wasn’t looking for her. My social life was full…

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To provide maximum protection against head injuries, helmets worn by athletes in contact sports such as youth hockey, need to fit correctly, but a new study of boy’s hockey players age 8 to 14 years found that less than one third of hockey helmets are properly fitted. (Williams, 2014).

Because no validated helmet fit checklist currently exists in the literature,* researchers created, with the assistance of 2 helmet and protective equipment content experts, the following checklist to assess whether a boy’s youth hockey helmet fits properly:
read more

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