Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman delivers super surprise to hearing-impaired sisters + MORE

Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman delivers super surprise to hearing-impaired sisters + MORE

Coach Spotlight Series: Kyle Hill

CoachUp’s Coach Spotlight Series: Kyle Hill We know you’ve missed our Coach Spotlight Series, but don’t fear, we’re back with another one! This week, CoachUp decided to chat with Kyle Hill, one of the platform’s most reliable and highly-rated basketball coaches. Aside f.... More »

PITCHING CONCERNS: HALL OF FAMER JOHN SMOLTZ CALLS FOR END TO RADAR GUNS ON YOUNG PLAYERS

One of the more disturbing trends over the last 30 years in baseball is that we have become a nation obsessed with radar guns. There was once a time that only pro scouts had radar guns, and they varied in velocity; that is, some guns would project one speed for a pitcher, and another make of a radar.... More »
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WHEN THE CHEERING STOPS: How Do You Prepare for the End of Your Child’s Playing Days? + MORE

It’s a topic that isn’t discussed, but whether we like it or not, we will all have to come to grips with it at some point. In short, what does a sports parent do when a youngster’s sports career comes to an end? For most athletes, that day will be the very last game that they play .... More »

Be Prepared + MORE

Originally posted on Athletic Training and Fitness:Be Prepared– A motto that the Boy Scouts introduced. And a concept that Athletic Trainers practice. Be Prepared. For what? ANYTHING. Athletic Trainers are prepared for just about anything. We take the time to prepare prior to a game or practic.... More »
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11 Myths About Playing Sports in College + MORE

There’s a lot of hype, misinformation, and unrealistic expectations when it comes to playing sports in college. I did my homework and found the top college recruiting myths that need to be busted. Parents and athletes, take note: Myth #1: High school coaches will get you recruited. Your athlete is.... More »
national flag football tournament 1391305843 900168876 Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman delivers super surprise to hearing impaired sisters + MORESeattle Seahawks’ full back Derrick Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL.  His inspirational sports story was showcased in a Duracell TV commercial that caught the attention of New Jersey twin sisters Riley and Erin Kovalcik, who are both hearing-impaired.
Riley and Erin Kovalcik
Riley Kovalcik wrote a letter to Coleman, “I know how you feel…

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This column has always followed a "one and done" approach. I  tell an inspiring story, and then seek a new one for the following month. I have never recycled old "heroes" columns because the media provides a steady stream of positive stories for readers who are concerned about values in youth sports

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