SmartTeams Talk Short: Sports Specialization Strongly Linked With Much Greater Risk Of Serious Overuse Injury + MORE

SmartTeams Talk Short: Sports Specialization Strongly Linked With Much Greater Risk Of Serious Overuse Injury + MORE

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report: Always interesting to take stock

As part of the project of staying current on the media landscape, which we should all do, I always think it’s a good idea to have a look at Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report. This year’s came out late last month. Meeker is a venture capitalist who issued her first report.... More »

30 Day Family Time Challenge + MORE

  Happy New Year! One of the best New Year’s resolutions we can make this year is to bring our families closer together and spending more time together. Join us and kick off the New Year with our 30 Day Family Time Challenge. It’s 30 days of simple ways for you to focus on loving.... More »

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal + MORE

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal At long last, we’ve reached the European Championship Finals and the host-nation France will face off against sloppy-but-successful Portugal on Sunday. Of course, these victors come on the heels their defeats of scrappy underdog Wal.... More »

NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Today’s Appearance on The NFL Network + MORE

Just FYI…..many of you know me for my work in the field of sports parenting. But long before I became involved in this area, I did my undergraduate and graduate work in psychology. And I specialized in sports psychology which, back when I was in college, was pretty much an unknown and uncharte.... More »
Sleep deprivation increase sports injury risk, says Dr. Brian Hainline, Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Dr. Jim MacDonald, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University, Dr. Hainline pointing to a study finding that, if an athlete is progressively sleep deprived over a period of 12 weeks, their neuromuscular performance will continue to diminish, even when the athlete believes that, after three days, they are back to normal…

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Five Myths About Playing “Elite” Travel Youth Sports
By VJ Stanley
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MYTH #1: Because you pay a lot of money, you believe your child’s athletic ability has a quantitative value.
I’ve heard this comment in many forms. Parents often brag about how much money they’ve spent on their child’s youth sport’s experience, how “whipped” they are from the brutal schedule their child has in youth sports, how far they had to travel last weekend, how many times they’ve visited their child’s orthopedic surgeon or personal trainer…

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Selfies are fun and harmless, right? To a certain extent, I’d say yes. But our society is obsessed with them and that preoccupation is not particularly healthy for kids. I recently read about a study on selfies which said this: Researchers from U.S. and British universities who surveyed nearly 900 female students in the American Midwest…

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Neeru Jayanthi, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, says research shows that there is a significant association between sport specialization and substantially increased risk of serious overuse injury, such as stress fractures, that keep an athlete out of sports for a month or longer…

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The Day My Son Got Bullied

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A couple of weeks ago, my son got bullied. I took my kids to a bounce house playground. It’s essentially a warehouse with lots of bounce houses — perfect for young kids. For several hours, my kids played, laughed, and had a blast. My son is the older of our two children and he is big for his age…

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