Revisiting the cliche blacklist: Are there new offenders we should ban? + MORE

Revisiting the cliche blacklist: Are there new offenders we should ban? + MORE

Reducing Weight of Baseball May Increase Risk Of Injury To Youth Baseball Pitchers

  Using a lighter baseball would not significantly increase batted-ball impact injuries to position players in youth baseball, but would likely increase such injuries to pitchers, suggests a first-of-its-kind study. Studying reaction time among youth baseball players ages 9 to 13 in labora.... More »
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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many gr.... More »
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The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her.... More »

Answering Hard Questions from Preschoolers + MORE

  When Arnold Schwartzenegger stepped out from his traditional action roles to do the movie Kindergarten Cop, I was more than a little skeptical. I was surprised by how much I liked it. The story was compelling and, at times, heartwarming. However, the most enjoyable part was watching Schwartz.... More »

8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to Know + MORE

This post is sponsored by Xeros Gear, creator of a bag that fights sports equipment odor. Learn more about their first bag, designed specifically for shin guards. Soccer was one of the several sports that my three kids all played at a young age. And even though my husband also played at a small co.... More »
flag football tournament 1393939131 709229473 Revisiting the cliche blacklist: Are there new offenders we should ban? + MOREFifteen years ago, researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation did a national study examining kids’ perceptions of athletes’ behavior both on and off the field. According to their findings, many kids are learning lessons about sports and life from watching famous athletes.
The findings may be 15 years old, but not much has changed in the world of kids and their heroes…

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Spring is almost here! It is one of my favorite times of the year. During the winter everything dies off, but come spring you begin to see new growth, bright green grass and leaves begin to sprout, the sun seems brighter, and it energizes you!
It is very easy to notice the new growth that happens in spring, but how often do we notice the growth in our kids…

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It’s a cliché to pack a blog post about clichés with clichés, so I’m not going to do it. I should get a medal for this. I really want to do it.
That’s the thing about clichés. They’re alluring, seductive. It feels so good when your brain reaches for a clever phrase and—hey! Here’s one!
I’m sure thousands of such moments have led to this terrifying, entertaining collection of 150 clichés that have been banned from the pages of the Washington Post’s Sunday Outlook section by editor Carlos Lozada and his staff…

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