Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MORE

Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MORE
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Helping Young Athletes Perform Well in Tryouts

How to Show Composure, Not Perfection in Tryouts A sports parent says: “My Bantam AAA hockey player is in the mist of tryouts and is having stumbling blocks in his tryouts over hitting and performing during the tryout games. He is just not performing at his best and is getting very stressed. .... More »

6 Memories You Absolutely Must Make With Your Athlete Before He Quits Playing Sports

Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... More »

Facing the kiddie music: apologizing to your child

7 Steps for apologizing to your child Two minutes after you see a blur of Oliver and Emma scream through the hallway, you hear a major crash in the living room. Immediately, you start berating the kids for running in the house. You head into the room, still yelling, only to find the cat sitting on .... More »
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The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket: Final Four + MORE

The Bracket: Week 2 Results (SEE FULL BRACKET) The third week is complete in our search for the greatest fictional coach of all time. We had some more interesting matchups this go round. Four coaches are left. Who will move on to the championship round? Voting Continues Below Gordon Bombay (1) v.... More »
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How to Help Your Child Develop Ball Handling and Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series, Help Your Child Have a Ball in Sports, brought to you by AER, the first Automatic Ball Pump. In youth sports, there’s no magic formula for success. There’s no quick fix for acquiring perfect ball-handling skills and hand-eye coordination. It boils down to repe.... More »
This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury.  His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”.  He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]

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 1389814991 737759857 Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
If you live in the U.S. and have even a passing interest in the upcoming Winter Olympics then you’ve seen her by now- Mikaela Shiffrin.  The 18-year-old skier currently living in Colorado has become the youngest American World Cup winner in history…

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Meet Coach Corey H.! Corey is an experienced basketball player out of Sacramento who has coached high school and junior high basketball. He loves basketball and became a coach to stay involved with the sport. He wants to share his knowledge of the game and help athletes reach their goals.
Tell us about your experience with basketball…

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You have probably read a lot already about the new reality television series, Friday Night Tykes (FNT) which premieres tonight on the Esquire Network.  

Like many of those who have weighed in so far, I am troubled, to put it mildly, about what it says about youth football, San Antonio, Texas-style…

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100 years from now, will what you’re doing matter?  This simple question easily puts things into perspective as we go about our daily lives.  It isn’t the car we drive, or the amount of money we have, or even the size of the house we live in that matters- all these things will eventually fade away…

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junior football tournaments 1389814994 105688728 Terry Ott: 3rd Down, CTE to go – Part 5 + MOREThe score is tied, the last seconds are winding down on the clock, and 13 year-old Easton Gamoke finds himself with the ball in his hands.  The biggest problem?  His target is the full length of the court away from him.  With no time to advance the ball further, he launches a baseball throw shot.
Miraculously, the ball goes in and his Winona YMCA Runnin’ Rebels get the win…

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In the NFL we have publicly disclosed injuries, including concussions, so we can (and have) track the numbers that are reported to see if there is a change in outcomes.  Certainly there are flaws with the reporting system as we have discussed many times but at least we can get a set of consistent numbers […]

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You ever find yourself reading something, thinking, “I know that,” and then skimming until you find new information?
What if you could write so that none of your readers ever did that?
Well, you can’t. That’s because there’s no way to know what every one of your readers know…

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