Georgia Announces New Football Concussion Rules
By Doug Abrams
Last month, the executive committee of the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, voted unanimously to limit full- contact drills in football practice sessions. The new limits, which tak.... More »
Women as Youth League Coaches
By Doug Abrams
With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qu.... More »
Parents want their young athletes to feel good, eat well, and perform their best. But that’s not always easy to accomplish when you’re dealing with hungry, growing bodies, different food preferences, and food temptations around every corner.
I’ve heard a variety of food complaints from .... More »
Just FYI…..many of you know me for my work in the field of sports parenting. But long before I became involved in this area, I did my undergraduate and graduate work in psychology. And I specialized in sports psychology which, back when I was in college, was pretty much an unknown and uncharte.... More »
A new study published in the Journal of Physiology and then written about by The New York Times is making waves for its intriguing look at the human mind and exercise. In which, the researchers injected a group of male rats with a substance that helps understand the effects of exercise on the brai.... More »
Have you woken up and glanced in the mirror only to notice you’ve packed on some extra pounds? You may convince yourself it’s not that bad. Then your phone goes off with a Facebook notification. Your friend from college has tagged you in a “Throw Back Thursday” picture. It’s very noticeable that you were in amazing shape…
A little follow-up to yesterday’s examination of a beer commercial for storytelling tips.
Mark Little, the founder of Storyful, a global news agency that collects and verifies content from social media, says, “This is the golden age of storytelling.” He would say that, what with story being part of the name of his business…
Every season, coaches around the world call parent meetings so they can tell you things you need to hear; things like schedules, philosophy about playing time, volunteer needs, and fundraising. They have important information for you–all things that need to be said. But I wonder what you would say if you could call a meeting for the coaches and return the favor…