Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say) + MORE

Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say) + MORE
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On-Field Injury Recognition: If Not Now, Then When? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study provides a 25 year data analysis of emergency department visits for injuries from youth soccer and shows a year to year significant in.... More »
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How to Stop Procrastinating? Draw on Your Personal Strengths!

Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »

How the Hard Work of Youth Sports is Still Fun

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. There is rarely anything fun about the hard work of youth sports. Although hard work and fun can co-exist in youth sports, let’s not sugar coat the sweat, the sore muscles, and the exhaustion that yo.... More »

Only Three Types Of Mouth Guards, Right? Think Again! + MORE

Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to .... More »
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Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? + MORE

Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? by Tina Muir Tina is a Saucony sponsored elite runner that has a strong passion for the road. She’s been running for 14 years and moved to the United States in 2007 to run for a living. Tina has run a marathon in 2:37 and […] The p.... More »
The Carolina Panthers of the National Football League are making shock-waves this season for their (so far) undefeated season. But a story on the team’s website is capturing our attention for an entirely different reason.
The post, “Scouts Honor: The Importance of Background Checks,” explains in great detail how the team uses players’ social media profiles and posts to screen young athletes to determine if they’re the right fit for the Panthers’ culture…

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We’re adding another tally to our win column! For those who don’t know, CoachUp’s football + fitness coach Tim Hightower is an NFL player once again! Coach Hightower tore his ACL in 2011 and has been has been working on a comeback ever since. With Mark Ingram’s injury leaving the New Orleans Saints in need of a […] The post Touchdown! CoachUp Coach Tim Hightower Returns To The NFL appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Does Youth Sports Get the Math All Wrong?

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“I did not know there would be math on this test,” is something I say (jokingly) when I get a difficult question at my speaking engagements. Recently, I received an email from a frantic mom, and it got me thinking about math. Yes, math. When it comes to our current sporting environment, I think we often […]

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