A Tale of Two Cities: Special Needs Athletes and the High School Varsity
By Doug Abrams
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, . . . it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.”
— Charles Dickens,.... More »
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Concord, MA. September 13, 2016. Just in time for the fall sports season, MomsTEAM Institute, a leading child protection in sports education and advocacy non-profit, has launched a new website designed to improve concussion safety by showing how the immediate reporting .... More »
You may get accused of favoritism by parents and players. Your child may say you are harder on her than her teammates. The struggle of coaching your child objectively is real. Is it possible? Be a positive voice for change in youth sports by spreading the positive sports parenting word. Invite oth.... More »
The foundation of mental toughness is your ability to stay calm and composed under pressure. If you can’t control your level of pre- and during-event nervousness, your performance will ALWAYS be inconsistent and you’ll never reach your potential.
All the talent, strength, and coordination in t.... More »
What was the biggest upset in sports ever? Villanova upsetting heavily favored Georgetown in college basketball? Buster Douglas beating fearsome Mike Tyson? Team USA upsetting the Russians in Olympic hockey? Or, underdog Leicester wins Premiere League?
Many folks are making the case that Leicester.... More »
If you follow the subject of sports-related concussions, you’ve probably seen a flurry of news on the subject of impact sensors in the last couple of weeks. As someone who has been writing about and beta testing impact sensors for the past five years, I have, of course, been monitoring developments, too…
I find the “media panels” that Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch hosts fascinating and illuminating.
Deitsch occasionally convenes roundtable discussions, via email, among working pros on topics in sports media. This week, in response to the news that 28-year-old Katie Nolan will be hosting a nightly show on Fox Sports 1 starting in March, Deitsch gathered seven women who are 30 and under and working in sports media to talk about their experience in the business…
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Competition, on many levels, is a good thing if it allows us to set lofty goals for ourselves and to become the best we can be
Competition for any individual young athlete needs to be carefully balanced
In my opinion it is principally the parent’s job to figure out where the proper balance is for their child
Originally posted on The Concussion Blog in September of 2010… If you are reading this from Canada you know Dr. Gifford-Jones. If not, you probably do not. He is a doctor that has his opinions and editorials published across Canadian newspapers. His most recent, about concussions is so good I am going to post the […]
There are bound to be days when your child wants to quit sports. What will you say when that happens? Are You Frustrated with the Politics of Youth Sports? The issue of politics in youth sports can take all the fun out of the game – if you let it! I…Read More
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