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

Standardizing Preparticipation Physical Exams Is Goal Of New NATA Position Statement + MORE
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In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about how to overcome being intimidated by competitors. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcas.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »

A treasure trove of social media advice from NPR’s Sandbox Tumblr + MORE

Want some tips on how to make the best use of social media? Well, they’re all over. Just sniff around. Want a gold mine? A “treasure trove”? Check out Melody Kramer’s Social Sandbox Mega Recap Post on her personal blog. The Social Sandbox is a Tumblr Kramer ran for NPR, whe.... More »

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

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I Never Thought it Would End THIS Way

By Karrick Dyer (this originally appeared on www.KarrickDyer.com and is reprinted with permission of @KarrickD) For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high school sports in some cases………I have a deep question that has been floating in .... 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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