Sleep – The Next Best Thing To Practice

Sleep – The Next Best Thing To Practice

Why I Love Fantasy Football + MORE

There are so many reasons to love Fantasy Football. I thought I’d create my own list. Before that, would you believe that Fantasy Football started in the 1960s? In 1962, Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach, an Oakland-based businessman and part owner of the Raiders developed an orga.... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Yet Another Horrible HS Football Incident…. + MORE

So, the two defensive backs from John Jay HS in San Antonio. TX, go on national TV (Good Morning America) and try to present themselves as good, wholesome kids, that their actions in which they blindsided the ref does not truly reflect who they are. And to “justify” their actions, the tw.... More »

How to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports + MORE

Every parent wants to prevent injuries in youth sports. Here are some real steps you can take. This post is sponsored by SPRTID, a player safety app that provides important medical information for coaches and teams to help them keep young players safe. Safety is a top concern for many sports par.... More »

Learning from Mistakes: Helping Kids See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong

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INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Are We Handing Out Too Many Awards at the End-of-Season Banquets?

This may seem like an odd topic….but I’ve been wondering about it for a long time, and judging from the response to today’s show,it seems as though a lot of other sports fans/parents have been wondering about this growing trend as well. With the end of school year upon us, and with.... More »
junior football tournaments 1421578665 287758671 Sleep   The Next Best Thing To PracticeAs usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grumpy from a lack of energy, new knowledge about the brain details how sleep affects not only their physiological functions but also their ability to learn new skills…

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