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

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

Fish Oil Revisited + MORE

This post originally appeared on the blog in 2011, not much has changed in this area, it is still not definitively known if this is good, bad or indifferent (probably the latter).  However, this is a supplement that is good for all athletes for a myriad of reasons. I have chosen to post this again .... More »

Top 10 Nutritional Snacks for Athletes

Every athlete likes to snack…do you know what the best nutritional snacks for athletes are? If you really want to help your athlete play his or her best, you have to help them choose the right fuel they put into their bodies. I’m no food expert, so I asked for help on the best nutrition.... More »
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How to Eat Healthy and Save Money When Traveling for Youth Sports + MORE

Have you figured out how to eat healthy when going to games and tournaments? Let’s be real. Life in busy sports families means that something has to give.What is that “something” for you? For many, mealtimes seem to suffer the most neglect. Travel teams and late afternoon or early.... More »

DANGERS OF HAZING: After a Serious Hazing Incident, HS Football Players Win the Right to Continue Season

Well, if it’s HS football season… then unfortunately, it’s also hazing season. That’s not to say that hazing doesn’t occur in all sports…it certainly does.  But that being said, hazing seems to be an unwanted annual tradition when it comes to HS football — and especially during Au.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... 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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