Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2)
By Doug Abrams
Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as h.... More »
Author of Women in Sports Coaching, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in the area of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and the co-fou.... More »
Do Sports Help Self-Esteem?
A sports parent writes:
“My 12-year-old has always had low-self confidence and low self-esteem. My hope was that a competitive sport (baseball for us) could help him develop these but so far results (four years into the mission) are negative to neutral at best. How do .... More »
What’s The Problem With Perfectionism?
Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right?
But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... More »
Keep Pushing: A Response to Ashley’s Open Letter A few weeks ago, we received the wonderful open letter from Ashley, a high school athlete struggling with her experiences on the basketball team. Since we posted it, the letter has found its way to nearly 50,000 people and inspired many others i.... More »
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MomsTEAM.com and the non-profit MomsTEAM Institute applaud the announcement today by the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) of its Hit Count® certification program as a welcome development in the utilization of impact sensor technology in contact and collision sports to make sports safer…
It’s not actually snowing, but no school today because of -20′s windchill. With my kids out and some time to relax, I have found myself looking back and getting a bit nervous for the upcoming week. It was a heckuva weekend as an athletic trainer and this week is shaping up to be a big […]
Where we live it has been cold, snowy, and icy for a couple months now. You may be like me and feel the cold is getting old now. And not only can the cold and snow get old, but sometimes your marriage can get cold also.
If you’re feeling the cold in your marriage, then your wife probably has frostbite! It’s time to defrost and turn up the heat in your marriage…
I occasionally look for videos for education purposes. Today, I found a really good one, except for the “minor concussion” note early on… More to come today…Filed under: Education, General, Video Tagged: YouTube
Coming up at 3:30 EST in New York City as part of the Super Bowl week the Sports Legacy Institute will being having an announcement about an initiative that could help with concussion issues. It is no secret this will deal with the Hit Count ideas floated two years ago. Below is the re-post of […]
We don’t highlight pro wrestling content in the Shoutouts very often, but this 2014 WWE Royal Rumble Preview by Big Nasty is worth it. Big Nasty is nice in front of the camera, comfortable and with good body language and an engaging style. The text isn’t just a blurb either. There’s some meat there…
Prevention of concussion is a bit of an oxymoron; nothing we know about concussions can stop them from occurring while in action. HOWEVER, there is one way to prevent concussions – limiting exposure to the collisions that create a concussion. Moreover, research suggests – as well as observations – that being exposed to subconcussive hits […]
Perhaps, pending a vote in June, new standards could be set to get a helmet NOCSAE certified. The news comes as the research arm has come up with plans for a testing scenario for something beyond linear drops; The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors has approved the development […]