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

Screen Time and Athletes: What Should a Parent Do?

This post contains affiliate links. Screen time and athletes is a nagging issue that parents have to deal with today. Too much screen time for kids isn’t life-threatening, but the effects of digital media abuse can add up over the years and turn into bad habits that become harder and harder for pa.... More »
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Car Tires And Cancer + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Artificial turf fields continue to grow in popularity, many of these fields use ground-up car tires (crumb rubber) as infill material Many scientific studies have s.... More »

When children bicker: Stopping the fight before it starts

Guest Post by Dr. Laura Markham Bickering is not yet a full-fledged fight, but it could become one. Or it could just go on all day long until it drives you crazy. Some amount of bickering is normal, since kids are still learning how to express their needs appropriately. But bickering is always a .... More »
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How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »

EPL Previews: Will Jose Mourinho succeed at Manchester United? + MORE

EPL Previews: Can Jose Mourinho build something stable at Manchester United? After Leicester City’s 5000-1 odds to win the Premiership, capping off what is, in all likelihood, the most fantastic championship in major sports history, the perennial powerhouses have gone hard towards defeating the s.... More »
As parents–and especially as sport parents–we sometimes forget when to shut up. We get caught up in the emotions and the concerns of the moment, and all filters disappear. Words just start coming out and there is simply no taking them back. Perhaps if we saw some red flags pop up in our conversations, we…

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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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In the movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, Steve Martin’s character is a father of twelve. If you haven’t seen the movie, you can imagine the craziness that many children can bring. They move in to a house next to a couple with an only child. The wife is over-protective, controlling, and mean…

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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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