Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MORE

Teaching Young Athletes How To Refocus When Distracted + MORE

3 Ways for Athletes to Travel Fit

3 Ways for Athletes to Travel Fit Whether it’s an away game, out-of-town tournament, or a family vacation, the chances are high that traveling is in your near future. And, if you’re anything like me, your body is likely not used to traveling on a regular basis. Unfortunately, traveling can t.... More »
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Minutes From First Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE

“Welcome to a historic event.” Is how Associate Executive Director, Kurt Gibson opened the first meeting of its kind in Illinois and for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). With the vast majority of the Council present it did not take long for all of us to get to “workR.... More »

The End of an Era: When a Child Abandons a Sport

This guest post by Laura Amann was originally posted a few years ago on this site, but it is worth a read again.  My days of gymnastics are over. So are my long hours at the gym. My nervousness and anxiety. It’s all in the past. No more ponytails woven with ribbons, no more glitter spray, no mor.... More »
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How to Help Your Child Throughout Tryouts + MORE

School is starting back up soon and so are fall sports. This can be a stressful time of year for young athletes with summer sessions and team tryouts just a few weeks away. momsTEAM shared a few pieces of advice for parents with a child trying out for the team this year: Emphasize that winning a sp.... More »
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Learn To Love The Nordic Hamstring Curl

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Hamstring strains can be frustrating for the athlete because they can take a long time to heal, and even after healing they have a tendency to happen over and ov.... 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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