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

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

My Favorite Christmas Traditions

  Tonight, many excited children will pretend to be asleep as they listen for sounds on the rooftop. They will lie awake eager to catch a sight of the magical figure of Santa Claus. At some point, they will drift off but will probably wake up and run to the tree to see the presents he has left .... More »
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When Sports Kids Don’t Get Enough Playing Time + MORE

When sports kids don’t get enough playing time, it can really hurt their confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. They feel as if the coaches don’t value them. They worry that they’re doing everything wrong. As sports parents, you can help your young athletes when they feel this way. First of.... More »

Faster, Higher, Stronger: An Interview with Mark McClusky + MORE

Every day the limits of the human body and being pushed. From sport science to nutrition, and from psychology to neuroscience, elite athletes are being trained differently, and are pushing the boundaries of performance. In his fantastic new book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creati.... More »

How to Be an Athlete-Oriented Coach + MORE

I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike. There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to.... More »
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Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!         Related StoriesHow to Make This the Best Year of Y.... 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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