Proposed ASTM Standard For Women's Lacrosse Headgear: Why I Voted To Approve + MORE

Proposed ASTM Standard For Women's Lacrosse Headgear: Why I Voted To Approve + MORE
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Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »
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In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about staying calm and composed in competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Do yo.... More »
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The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent + MORE

The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts b.... More »

SPORT SAFETY: New Federal Lawsuit Charges Pop Warner Football As Source of Concussions

Concussions have been making headlines across the country for several years now, but this past week, a new lawsuit was filed that pits the family of a former football player against Pop Warner football. In short, this  focuses on a young man who played Pop Warner football for four years as a kid, b.... More »
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Today, I did something I had never done before. As a member of ASTM International’s subcommittee on standards for headgear and helmets, I had the privilege of voting on a proposed helmet standard, in this case a new standard developed for headgear in women’s lacrosse. (F08.53).
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The BBC Academy asked Mark Frankel, who oversees the network’s Twitter accounts, a series of rapid-fire questions about best practices for journalists.
Because of the 140 character-friendly nature of his answers, the interview has a certain “Rain Man” quality, but there’s a lot of good advice for journalists…

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