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

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast: Why Communicating is Crucial in Youth Sports + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #2 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask hard.... More »
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How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing. Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »

CoachUp Team Spotlight: Jack Harris + MORE

Although he’s off on a cruise right now and we’re very jealous in chilly Boston, we wanted to highlight one of our wonderful interns, Jack. He’s been with us since January, offering his current student-athlete perspective wherever he can. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has .... More »

How Your Child Can Be a Leader

Leadership is not based on a title. How can your child lead when he/she is not given the “title” of leadership? More about positive sports parenting: How to Fight the Virus That’s Infecting Youth Sports How to Fight Back          Related Sto.... More »
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Are You RIO Ready? + MORE

The Olympic Games are by far my favorite event every four years!! I watch more TV and sports coverage online in those two weeks than I do during the four years in between the games. I have LOVED all of the pre-games commercials, but my favorites have to be “Salute” and “That’.... 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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