Study Finds Few Doctors, Schools, and States Use National Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form + MORE

Study Finds Few Doctors, Schools, and States Use National Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form + MORE
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eSports Gamers’ Wrist

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Celebrating One Year With Stephen Curry + Curry Two Sweepstakes!

Wow, has it been one year already? Just about one year ago, Stephen Curry made the decision to join the CoachUp team! Since then, we’ve made countless videos with Stephen and have enjoyed seeing his career bloom in front of our very eyes. We’ve watched in earnest as Stephen became an MVP.... More »

Self-Awareness in a World of Constant Chatter + MORE

Technology and self-awareness can seem incompatible. In fact, mobile devices often prevent us from seeing what’s right before our eyes. YouTube is filled with hilarious and sometimes scary videos of people unexpectedly falling into water fountains, walking into walls, or tripping off curbs. On a r.... More »
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More Troubling News About Abuse of Referees
By Doug Abrams
 
Last week, a newspaper reported about a local youth soccer league that is “suffering a severe shortage of referees because too many are dropping out due to abuse from the sidelines.” The paper identified the usual abusers – parents and coaches…

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The medical community is largely unaware of national sports preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) guidelines and only 11% of athletes at US high schools are guaranteed to receive a PPE fully consistent with the national standard, finds a 2014 study.

The findings come despite the 2010 endorsement of 6 national medical societies of a single PPE form as part of an effort to standardize the screening process, and nearly unanimous public support for PPE screening by a qualified health care professional before participation in a consistent manner across the country…

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There is good news about eating disorders. As a friend, parent, or coach, you can help prevent them in young athletes!

The ugly stuff: eating disorders are harmful!

But before we get to that good news, let’s take a look at the ugly
stuff.  Too many athletes (of all ages) struggle with food…

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My March "Youth Sports Hero of the Month" column honored 12-year-old Matthew Marotta for his sportsmanship at the end of a hard-fought pee wee hockey tournament game in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 16.

For readers who might not have read that blog entry yet, the Nanaimo Clippers edged Matthew’s Prince George Cougars, 3-2, on a hotly disputed goal in the final moments of double overtime…

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