Remembering the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, a giant of American journalism + MORE

Remembering the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, a giant of American journalism + MORE
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DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MORE

New Medical Study Spotlights Football Concussion Rates During Practice Sessions  By Doug Abrams In early May, National Public Radio aired a story about a new study on the prevalence of concussions in football. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that at the high school and collegiate le.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: When Mom and Dad Are Not on the Same Page + MORE

To listen to the sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Youth sports can divide families. Sometimes Mom and Dad are just not on the same page when it comes to the importance of competition. If you find yourself at odds with your spouse regarding the intensity of youth sports in your hom.... More »

5 Essential Ingredients for a Winning Team + MORE

Is your child on a winning team? Although youth sports should not be solely fixated winning games, it should be focused on building a winning culture. There is a difference between the two: a team that is obsessed with only winning games will do whatever it takes to make that happen, regardless of h.... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »

5 Things You Need to Let Go of as a Sports Parent in 2016 + MORE

It’s 2016–a new year with new seasons, new coaches, and new challenges as a sports parent. And if you are to keep the positive in your child’s youth sports experience, here are 5 things you absolutely must let go: Other people’s opinions of you If you are a parent who doesn&#.... More »
Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post from 1965 to 1991, died this week at the age of 93. Whenever journalism giants die, there are lots of stories around about their lives and careers.
I usually find it fruitful to read as many of them as I can find.
Bradlee, familiar to non-Beltway insiders as the character played by Jason Robards in the movie version of Woodward and Bernstein’s “All the President’s Men,” was not a sportswriter or a sports editor…

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My wife has the worst body language in the world–very difficult to read. Before we ever dated, we were supposed to hang out one night in a group. Eventually everyone canceled leaving the two of us alone which made me happy because I had a crush on her. We spent the next six hours together…

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Last week when the Chiefs played the Chargers running back Jamaal Charles scored a touchdown and was blasted in the end zone by Brandon Flowers.  A shot that Charles bounced up from and headed to the sideline while Flowers was slow to get to his feet.  The hit was helmet to face mask and the […]

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At CoachUp we’re strong believers in playing as many sports as possible when you’re younger (so long as you’re limiting yourself to one sport a season). However, one of the more difficult parts of playing multiple sports is transitioning sports from one season to the next. Depending on your age and competition level, you might end up missing some captains’ practices or even preseason practices…

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I admit it. I said and did all the wrong things with my first young athlete.
Especially before a game.
Long before we got in the car, I’d start talking about the last game. I’d talk about how big the players were, how the coaches yelled, or about my son’s mistakes…

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While there are. as MomsTEAM has often observed, a wide variety of coaching styles, techniques and philosophies in youth sports, there are a few qualities that separate good coaches from great ones. No Limits Founder and Creator, Coach Mike Basevic, a nationally-recognized performance coach, explains that there are a few rules of thumb all coaches should follow…

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