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

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

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Why Are So Many HS Coaches Quitting? A National Epidemic

We have known for some years now that sports parents have become an increasing issue for HS coaches as Moms and Dads often intervene or meddle with the coaches upon behalf of their youngster. Coaches would often remark to each other that the “best kids to coach were those who were orphans. But.... More »

CONCUSSION PREVENTION: New Protective Catcher Helmet is Finding Support

First, an important disclaimer. Let me just say that this is not a commercial endorsement. Askcoachwolff.com does not receive any compensation from Force3 Pro Gear, nor do we have any relationship with the company. That being said, if your son or daughter plays baseball or softball, and is a catcher.... More »

A Quick Guide to Vitamins and Supplements for Athletes

What’s the bottom line when it comes to vitamins and supplements for athletes? The subject of vitamins and supplements for athletes can fill books, but in this post I am going to give you a very simple tutorial on what’s best for your child. This post is sponsored by Smarty Pants Vitamin.... More »
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Getting Recruited for College Sports: When Should It Begin? + MORE

The trend for kids to get recruited for college sports as early as middle school disturbs many youth sports experts. But there is no doubt that kids have a better chance of playing in college if they plan ahead. The question is, how early is too early? According to Athnet, a college recruiting site,.... More »

Your Child’s Back-to-School-Sports Check List + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back to school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. There’s a lot of things to remember to do as your child heads back to school sports:.... More »

Confidence is King in Youth Sports

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Why confidence is king in youth sports? Confidence in one’s own abilities is one of the most important traits that make a great athlete. The best athletes are so full of confidence that they perform every time they are out on the field or court. Whether it’s LeBron James who makes a critical defensive block when the game is on the line, Serena Williams in early round of a major tournament, or the Patriots in need of a touchdown just minutes from game end, you know that LeBron will make the play, Serena will reach the finals, and Tom Brady will lead the Pats to a touchdown…

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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 release
Rotational power
Bar speed and distance moved

Thanks to Bluetooth technology, that data is transmitted to a smartphone app at the end of each rep…

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