Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MORE

Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MORE
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Voting is open for the “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” + MORE

Voting is now open for the TeamSnap and Sports Feel Good Stories’ “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.” The polls are open throughout the month of November, with the winners vying for $750 in prizes. The “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” contest was launched to recognize ins.... More »
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Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MORE

Dedicated to the Parents of the Class of 2014 who have seen their child’s last pass, catch, pitch, serve, goal, basket, cheer,  tumble, at bat, or dance. The plane touched down in Orlando Florida. The trip that I had been looking forward to, as well as dreading for many years, was finall.... More »

Do Sports Parents Always Know What’s Best for their Kids? Not in These 4 Instances! + MORE

Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »

5 Things I Want My Kids to REALLY KNOW in 2018

  Whether you are a parent of a 5, 15, or 25-year-old, it’s always good to take a hard look at how you are doing at parenting. This year, I want to be sure that there are some things my kids really, really know, and in order for them to know these things, I will...Read More  &#.... More »
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Enjoy the Moment and Don’t Blink + MORE

  It was a beautiful morning as I walked into the office after the weekend. I was relieved, but also deeply concerned. After a scare in my wife’s pregnancy, the doctors put her on bed rest for several months. She couldn’t work and our income was cut in half. “How are we going to make it?.... More »

Friday Night Tykes–What a Nightmare!!!

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

Friday Night Tykes shows scary outcomes of untrained coaches
It’s quite simple: a well-trained coach leads to successful, healthy and confident players, while a poorly trained coach results in a team that does not reach its potential. The consequence of a coach that hasn’t undergone proper training isn’t only a lack of wins, but also an increase of injuries -a fact that is made more obvious by Esquire Network’s new docu-series, Friday Night Tykes…

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ITHACA, N.Y. – Remember that slim kid in school – the one with the cook-from-scratch mom? He’s likely one of the fittest dudes at your high school reunion according to new research from Cornell University, published online in the journal PLOS ONE.

"One of the best safeguards against your children becoming overweight as adults is how involved you are with their lives," says Cornell’s Brian Wansink, professor in the Charles H…

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 1393062502 163221275 Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MOREAs strange as it may sound, when it comes to performance and health, many coaches can manage their cars better than they can manage their players.  Every time their car goes into the shop, a full history of diagnostic tests, odometer readings, scheduled maintenance recommendations and past problems are available from a few keystrokes of the service computer system…

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Our kids had no choice when they came into this world. They couldn’t line up prospective dads, and choose which dad they thought would be the best for them. If your kids had a choice, would they pick you?
Tomorrow the NFL holds its annual combine, where more than 300 NFL prospects will perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL teams…

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The following was posted here on TCB 10/24/13, I feel with the traffic it has been garnering that it should be reposted at the top of the cue for the time being.  It is worth comment and questions… The post below is from Matt Chaney’s Blog, re-posted (in part) here with his permission.  We are […]

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national flag football tournament 1393062502 1620981036 Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MOREIf you visit any gym, weight room or running track, you are sure to see the same critical training device being worn by athletes of all ages – a pair of headphones connected to their portable music.  Without it, workouts seem out of sync, longer and more difficult.  Researchers have told us for years that there is a motivational link between exercise and music, but an interesting new study has now discovered that the connection goes even deeper, especially when an athlete can create his or her own beat…

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youth flag football tournaments 1393062501 1590659084 Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MOREIn the new era of “bigger is better” in youth and high school sports, strength and conditioning programs emphasize muscle development over pure size. However, many kids get the formula wrong and simply bulk up with protein shakes, fast food and not enough movement.While we don’t typically think of athletes struggling with weight issues, they face the same battle as the general public in making the right choices and understanding their body’s unique metabolism…

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Dear Time and Readers…

– theconcussionblog.com

What in the world has happened?  It seems like months ago I was in New York on a huge stage sharing my opinion on athletic training and concussions; in particular secondary schools and adolescents.  Now looking at the blog I have realized it has been some time since posting. I would be lying if I […]

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national flag football tournament 1393062501 1474355220 Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MOREU.S. Head Coach Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann understands what it takes to compete in a World Cup.  With eleven goals for the German national team across the 1990, 1994 and 1998 tournaments, he is still the sixth leading goalscorer in World Cup history. As he prepares the U.S. men’s national team for this year’s trip to Brazil, his message of preparation begins with world-class fitness…

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junior football tournaments 1393062500 1108461632 Repost: Matt Chaney’s Take on Heads Up Football + MOREI had an instructor in my EMT (emergency medical technician) course who was a veteran paramedic/firefighter. He’d been on thousands of 911 calls, but he insisted he had never run one where he’d done everything to perfection.
He had great outcomes, saved plenty of lives and was a consummate professional, but he was positive he could have improved at least one aspect of every call…

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