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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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety  By Doug Abrams On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »
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Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE

Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach. Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was .... More »
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High School Hockey: Goal of the Year + MORE

Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of .... More »

The Power of Hightower: Coach Tim just keeps on runnin’ + MORE

A few weeks ago, we were so pleased to support one of our very own as Tim Hightower returned to the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. Back then, a slew of injuries to the New Orleans Saints’ running backs gave Coach Tim a golden opportunity to prove that he was ready to contribute once again..... More »

How to Help Your Child Compete in Sports Without Going Broke

Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... 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

How to Raise A Virtuous Athlete

Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme.... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »

Sport Technology Update: Realtime Feedback from Medball or Barbell + MORE

I first blogged about new RFID technology being implanted in a basketball back in 2012. I recently came across similar technology being implanted in a medicine ball or attached to a barbell. Thanks to Assess2Perform, coaches and athletes now can measure almost instantly such MOEs as: Angle of relea.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Feel Self-Confident Before Competition

Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential. And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Reframe Doubts + MORE

Do Your Sports Kids Lack Self-Confidence? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to subm.... 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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