Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MORE

Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MORE
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Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Stress fractures in the low back (lumbar spine) are injuries that can result in months off from sport and in some instances can lead to withdrawal from the sport.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »
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What Does Your Child’s VICTORY Look Like? + MORE

Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.          Related StoriesWhy Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports .... More »
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Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note. “I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being .... More »

The “Mild” Concussion

This post was written originally in 2011, but has been re-posted numerous times, it will continue to be posted until we all get the message… ========== Hogwash!  There is NOTHING mild about a concussion, period.  However media, teams, players and even medical staffs continue to use this nome.... More »

What Youth Sports can Learn from Video Games

– changingthegameproject.com

On a recent sunny Saturday, I took my kids out to the local park to play soccer with some friends. They ran, they jumped, and they competed hard. They laughed, they schemed, and they made the rules. Everyone played, no one was excluded from the game, and all the kids tried and failed over and [...]

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It’s always disappointing to hear that something you have to do isn’t as simple as you might have thought.
Jake Batsell, a journalism instructor at Southern Methodist University and the author of “Engaged Journalism: Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences,” says that for journalists wanting to engage with their audience, “It’s not about tweeting links to stories half-heartedly…

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junior football tournaments 1424379566 761793729 Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MOREWith spring almost here and sports kids spending more time outside, young athletes may be distracted by a number of things.
When they’re outside, bad weather, mud, barking dogs, birds and other distractions may pull their focus away when playing sports.
When kids are distracted, they can’t focus on what’s most important to execution in their sports…

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