So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE
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How to Show Your Child That You BELIEVE in Him + MORE

BELIEVE. Do you understand the power of that one word? There are many words that we as parents say to our kids that empower them, but one of the strongest words I’ve seen that builds my kids up is the word “believe.” Believe is a word on a sign in the Clemson football meeting room..... More »
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How to Help Your Child Throughout Tryouts + MORE

School is starting back up soon and so are fall sports. This can be a stressful time of year for young athletes with summer sessions and team tryouts just a few weeks away. momsTEAM shared a few pieces of advice for parents with a child trying out for the team this year: Emphasize that winning a sp.... More »

WOC #22 John Kessel, USA Volleyball, Lines Teach You How, but the Game Teaches You Why

Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching we still practice the way we did when we were kids. John Kessel .... More »

Molly Knight on rough moments as she got her start + MORE

Molly Knight, author of one of the big baseball books of the year, “The Best Team Money Can Buy,” about the Los Angeles Dodgers of the last few years, wrote about how she got her start in the sportswriting business for espnW last week. She writes that she came late to writing, having dit.... More »
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How To Interview And Choose The Right Coach

As the summer winds down and you’re preparing for fall, it’s critical to ensure your kids have a coach whose style and philosophy builds their confidence. Whether your young athletes are already on a team or will be with a coach for the first time, it’s important to consider how a coach affec.... More »
Bryan Curtis, who is an essential voice on the media beat at Grantland, told the story last week behind the recent tensions between the Oklahoma Thunder’s two big stars and the media.
Distant Thunder: What Did Oklahoma City’s Media Do to Piss Off Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? is a look into the Thunder locker room and what it’s like for the beat writers who work there…

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Athletic Training: Why I Love My Job

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Originally posted on I Train Therefore I Eat.:I’m an Athletic Trainer. Oh, so you’re a gym teacher? NO.  Oh, so you’re a personal trainer? NO Oh, so you’re a strength coach? NO Wait, so what do you do? Believe it or not, this type of exchange actually happens a lot.  It’s funny, because athletic trainers (ATs) are…

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New sports parents–and maybe even ones who’ve been around for a short time–listen up. There’s some things you need to know. When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture and I had certainly had no idea…

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So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

Special Needs Basketball Player Hits Final Shot

With enthusiastic chanting in the background, senior Lainy Fredrickson entered a basketball game for the Norman High School Lady Tigers. Fredrickson, who has special needs, entered the game in the final minutes against her school’s arch-rival, Norman North. Lainy Fredrickson Makes Final Bucket.... More »

If You’ve Never Screwed Up as a Sports Parent, There’s No Need to Watch This Video + MORE

I know about screwing up as a sports parent because I’ve done it so much! Take a few minutes to watch this video on how I learned to overcome screwups and how you can too. Of course, if you’ve never messed up, then there’s no need!        Maybe your child doesn’t.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are We Witnessing the Slow Decline of Youth Baseball? + MORE

As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players. For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »

What’s Your Family’s Summertime Strategy?

Summertime brings vacations, camps, lots of outdoor fun, and of course, the inevitable sound of your child saying, “I’m bored!” I do not advocate filling every moment of your child’s summer; in fact, I think “boredom” every now and then is good for kids because it.... More »
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There’s A Lot We Don’t Know About Baseball and Softball Injuries

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There are likely many factors involved in shoulder and elbow injuries for young throwers The available data suggests that there are steps a young thrower can take n.... More »
Bryan Curtis, who is an essential voice on the media beat at Grantland, told the story last week behind the recent tensions between the Oklahoma Thunder’s two big stars and the media.
Distant Thunder: What Did Oklahoma City’s Media Do to Piss Off Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? is a look into the Thunder locker room and what it’s like for the beat writers who work there…

Continue Reading On bleacherreport.com »

Athletic Training: Why I Love My Job

– theconcussionblog.com

Originally posted on I Train Therefore I Eat.:I’m an Athletic Trainer. Oh, so you’re a gym teacher? NO.  Oh, so you’re a personal trainer? NO Oh, so you’re a strength coach? NO Wait, so what do you do? Believe it or not, this type of exchange actually happens a lot.  It’s funny, because athletic trainers (ATs) are…

Continue Reading On theconcussionblog.com »

New sports parents–and maybe even ones who’ve been around for a short time–listen up. There’s some things you need to know. When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture and I had certainly had no idea…

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