The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MORE

The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MORE
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Help Kids Improve Their Focus Before Competition

Parents: Help Kids Boost Pregame Concentration Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future. They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or pa.... More »

What to Look for in Your Kids’ Sports Drink

What’s the best kids’ sports drink for your child to consume? There are so many that claim to be the best, how’s a parent to know? Let’s start with a simpler question: are sports drinks even necessary? A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the speakers at the Elite Soccer Summi.... More »
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Good Valentine’s Day Ideas to Help You Love Your Family Well + MORE

  I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “If I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made-up holiday’ shouldn’t be a big deal.” I was wrong. So wh.... More »
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SPORTS SAFETY: Let’s Not Give Up on Youth Football Too Quickly + MORE

In Praise of Youth Football Guest Column from Wayne Mazzoni Listening to Coach Wolff’s show this past Sunday morning, but not having the time to call in, I feel compelled to add to the conversation on youth football.  Having been a part of youth sports as a player, coach, and parent, I can tell y.... More »

How to Treat a Woman + MORE

  A few years back, during a press conference preceding a playoff game, a reporter asked me what I had done Friday afternoon to prepare—presumably for the game. But Friday afternoons during the season have always been personal time for us as a staff. I learned from Chuck Noll that you don’t.... More »

25 Parenting Educators to Follow

– rootsofaction.com

For parents seeking advice and insights on child rearing, the Information Age can be a mixed blessing.
Every conceivable parenting challenge can be found via search engines and refined to your exact specifications. You can share your experiences with “Mommy or Daddy Bloggers” and get feedback from almost anyone willing to respond to your questions…

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The Baseball Hall of Fame honored Roger Angell this weekend with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, its writing honor. Angell is the first writer so honored who was never a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Never a beat writer, Angell wrote long, literary essays about the national pastime for the New Yorker beginning in 1962…

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national youth football championships 1406696022 1383630537 The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MOREThe nominees for the best moment in baseball this year include no-hitters, walk-off homers, grand slam home runs, triple plays and outfielders gunning down base runners at home plate.  And, the winner of “The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball” is…
A kid hugging his dad for catching a foul ball at a Padres vs…

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flag football tournament 1406696026 1864854303 The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MOREFall tryouts are right around the corner. You may have even had a few captain’s practices already. Whether your sport is soccer, football, field hockey, volleyball, or a different fall sport, it’s important to make the proper offseason preparations in order to make a good first impression at tryouts…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Independent and objective scientific analysis is adding to our knowledge of football helmet safety
The researchers at Virginia Tech will next analyze ice hockey helmets and then in the coming years look at baseball, softball, and lacrosse
I would predict that the evidence will be used by parents to demand the safest equipment for their kids

Whenever possible we like to base our medical decisions on high-quality scientific evidence…

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