Standardizing Preparticipation Physical Exams Is Goal Of New NATA Position Statement + MORE

Standardizing Preparticipation Physical Exams Is Goal Of New NATA Position Statement + MORE

Coach Spotlight Series: Vincent Licursi + MORE

We’re back! Coach Vincent had a ton of wonderful things to say about baseball, effort, and improvement, so we’ll keep our introduction to a minimum this week. As always, try to take some of the wisdom and suggestions from Coach Vincent going forward — it doesn’t matter if you.... More »
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The Mizzou protests showed changing views of the media and privacy + MORE

While racism and threats to the physical safety of black students are the most important issues amid the unrest at the University of Missouri, a controversy around the rights and responsibilities of the media has lingered all week. As you know, the chancellor of the University of Missouri and the p.... More »

Gettin’ Schooled with Grayson: What will you gain?

Gettin’ Schooled with Grayson: What will you gain? Over the summer, Grayson Williams-Krebs was an outstanding addition to the CoachUp family as a hard-working intern that knows the passion required to play sports after high school. Although she’s in the middle of her senior year at th.... More »
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3 Myths that are Destroying the Youth Sports Experience for our Kids + MORE

Every year, I travel throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, and give well over 100 presentations to parents and coaches. I speak to tens of thousands of people about youth sports, coaching, and athlete development. Every time I do a live event, I get asked the following question: “If you are .... More »
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How internet publishing is like building a house on an earthquake fault + MORE

The thought for the day comes from John Herman, writing in The Awl. The New Internet Gods Have No Mercy is a short essay, worth reading, inspired by the decline of MetaFilter, “one of the great online communities of the 2000s,” which has recently announced layoffs. According to a blog.... More »
 

A standardized process for conducting the preparticipation physical examination is needed to ensure a safe playing environment for athletes and to help identify
those conditions that may predispose an athlete to injury or sudden death, says the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in a new position statement…

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As a writer, I find it educational when I get the rare chance to see how good writers work. Rebecca J. Rosen offers one such chance at Atlantic.com, where she looks into the revisions astronomer Carl Sagan made on a famous passage from his 1994 book, “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space…

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The road to Olympic victory is not an easy or painless journey. However, for some athletes who found defeat in one Olympic sport, including former track stars Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams, an alternative route for Olympic success has been discovered: the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic bobsled team…

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Elite performance is determined by a number of factors, amongst them innate talent and genetics, hours of deliberate training, coaching, and luck. But performance is also great affected by what is between an athlete’s ears: mindset. An athlete’s state of mind is perhaps the single greatest factor that affects performance…

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The education of concussions is great, the legislation is in the right place but there is absolutely no accountability for instances where athletes are “failed”.  Before I go on, I am not perfect, I have and will continue to miss some things here and there (I missed an ACL in football which bothers me)…

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Basketball, baseball, tee ball, flag football, track, and sometimes soccer. This is the season our family has entered into. I grew up playing and absolutely loving sports, and our three kids are becoming chips of the old block. The only exception is I “only” played basketball, baseball, and football as a youth athlete…

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OK, that title may be hyperbole, but the new research out of Canada should make you take a step back and realize what our fine researchers are now able to discover.  Considering the context of hockey it shouldn’t be shocking that this was found in Canada (since posting we have been informed that work was […]

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The “biggest game of your life,” the Super Bowl, is over. College football ended a month ago. Now you have a weekend void. What are you going to do?
Hopefully you enjoyed football with your wife and kids during the season and you won’t be “re-introducing” yourself to them on Saturdays and Sundays (because you have been out of pocket each Saturday and Sunday since football started)…

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