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

SmartTeams™ Talks: Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod Introduces The SmartTeams Program + MORE
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Why Sports Kids Resist Mental Game Training—And What Parents Should Do + MORE

Mentally strong athletes—those who have done some mental game training—don’t balk after making mistakes. They don’t call themselves negative names. And they’re often great team players because they’re so positive. Truth is, however, that sports kids resist mental training, and miss out .... More »

6 Ways Good Sleep Can Help Your Athlete Play Better

This article is sponsored by SleepAdvisor.org, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »

Extended Stay America for Team Travel

When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »

MORE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERSITY: Every Athlete Will Encounter It – and What You Need to Say

Let me ask you this. What have you have learned, or your kids have learned, from dealing with adversity in sports. And along those lines, when your youngster runs into a setback, how do you – as an adult – let them handle this important life lesson? In my mind, when it comes to kids in sports .... More »

Copa America Centenario 2016 Preview

Written by Ben Nadeau, Daniel McGuinness, Danny Moon, and Terrell Brown Today, Copa America Centenario kicks off all across America, starting with the USMNT facing off against Colombia, one of the world’s best. In most years, Copa America is a tournament typically held every four years between.... 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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