SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MORE

SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MORE

How You Can Change What’s Wrong with Youth Sports in 2017

Changing the youth sports culture is complicated, and it’s simple. Here’s one thing you can do to change it…   Are you a basketball mom?        Related Stories5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.&#.... More »
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10 Reasons Youth Sports Brings Out Your Crazy + MORE

Every time you go to a sporting event to watch your child play, there’s a good chance that’ll feel a strange metamorphosis take place. In a way, it’s almost as if an alien takes over your body. Your calm gives way to crazy and you are not even sure how or why it happens. Why […] .... More »

Facing the kiddie music: apologizing to your child

7 Steps for apologizing to your child Two minutes after you see a blur of Oliver and Emma scream through the hallway, you hear a major crash in the living room. Immediately, you start berating the kids for running in the house. You head into the room, still yelling, only to find the cat sitting on .... More »

5 Ways to Be Remembered as a Good Father

  I was driving back home when I received the news I had been dreading. A year and a half prior, my close friend Mike called me to tell me he had cancer. Now I received the message that he was gone, leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. A day after I received the news, I fle.... More »

EPL Previews: Can Southampton replace Pelle, Mane, and Wanyama? + MORE

EPL Previews: Can Southampton replace Pelle, Mane, and Wanyama? After Leicester City’s 5000-1 odds to win the Premiership, capping off what is, in all likelihood, the most fantastic championship in major sports history, the perennial powerhouses have gone hard towards defeating the slew of underdo.... More »
youth sports 1418344016 1394832052 SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MOREWhat your kids learn in sports often transfers to other areas of their lives.
Take confidence, for example. If kids learn how to feel confident in youth sports–meaning, if they know how to identify and address confidence busters–this often means higher confidence in other areas of their lives…

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youth flag football tournaments 1418344022 510347762 SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MOREWhat were you doing when you were 9 years-old? Maybe going to school, hanging out with friends, playing some sports, avoiding piano practice, and what else? What was your biggest accomplishment?
When Hollis Belger  of Larkspur, California, was 9, she spearheaded a program that raised over $32,000 to fight childhood cancer with St…

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Every marriage faces hardship. It’s a given. This list covers most of the common troubles, but your situation is unique. The key point here is to face the difficulty – whatever kind of struggle it is – together with your wife.
Do you remember your marriage vows?
“For better, for worse…”
“In sickness and in health…”
“For richer, for poorer…”
These promises presuppose tough times…

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Kelsey McCarson, a boxing writer for Bleacher Report and The Sweet Science, got into the ring last week for four one-minute rounds with undefeated junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo.
And lived to tell the tale.
“I didn’t expect to be able to think as clearly as I could,” McCarson told me via email…

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Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, Chair of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program at A.T. Still University, provides an overview of the SmartTeams program, which implemented best youth sports health and safety practices in six pilot programs around the country in the fall of 2014.

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