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

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

Self-Awareness in a World of Constant Chatter + MORE

Technology and self-awareness can seem incompatible. In fact, mobile devices often prevent us from seeing what’s right before our eyes. YouTube is filled with hilarious and sometimes scary videos of people unexpectedly falling into water fountains, walking into walls, or tripping off curbs. On a r.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: How Can You Best Help Your Athlete?

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Alan Stein of Stronger Team. Alan has a lot of great ideas to share with parents on how they can best help their athletes perform to their potential. Alan is the owner of Stronger Team and the strength & condi.... 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 »

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Today’s Appearance on The NFL Network + MORE

Just FYI…..many of you know me for my work in the field of sports parenting. But long before I became involved in this area, I did my undergraduate and graduate work in psychology. And I specialized in sports psychology which, back when I was in college, was pretty much an unknown and uncharte.... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... 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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