SPORT SAFETY: When On-The-Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORE

SPORT SAFETY: When On-The-Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORE

CoachUp Team Spotlight: Jack Harris + MORE

Although he’s off on a cruise right now and we’re very jealous in chilly Boston, we wanted to highlight one of our wonderful interns, Jack. He’s been with us since January, offering his current student-athlete perspective wherever he can. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has .... More »
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Bad Behavior Causes Injuries + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Part of the reason for rules in sports is to help ensure the safety of the athletes playing the sport It’s estimated that perhaps 10% of the injuries in youth .... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: Are HS Basketball Routs Inevitable?

It’s that time of the year when HS basketball games sometimes turn into lopsided affairs, and each year I wonder why coaches and refs allow this to happen. I mean, if you’ve been around the sport of basketball, it doesn’t take a great deal of expertise to see when the score of a HS gam.... More »
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Helping Kids Kick the “Helpless” Habit + MORE

Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take c.... More »

NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »
 
Sometimes you see a couple, and you are amazed. You say to yourself, “that couple right there…they have something special!” You want to pick their brains and hear directly from them how they have such a strong marriage.
My wife and I had this opportunity when we interviewed Family First, All Pro Dad, and iMom’s very own Mark and Susan Merrill…

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Bleacher Report U.K. has been building up the World Football coverage team. Here’s a rundown of who’s covering what in the Beautiful Game.
NATIONAL LEAD WRITERS
Alex Dimond: Staff writer who pens Monday Morning Hangover and Friday’s Premier League Notepad plus features. Profile | Twitter
Jonathan Wilson: Revered writer and tactical brain…

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flag football tournament 1423153739 656557890 SPORT SAFETY: When On The Field Celebrations Turn Deadly Dangerous + MORESports parents, you don’t want to raise perfectionists in sports.
You may think that kids who have high expectations and want to get everything just right will be big winners.
But in sports, that’s generally not true.
Sure, perfectionists show up on time and work really hard. They’re always trying to perfect their skills…

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Storming and Dogpiling:
Dangerous Uncontrolled Celebrations In Youth Sports
By Doug Abrams
 Earlier this season, tragedy struck at a third-tier soccer game in Mizoram, a state in northeast India. After scoring the tying goal in the 62nd minute, 23-year-old midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala tried imitating some prominent pros by celebrating with a somersault…

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