The 10,000 Hour Myth + MORE

The 10,000 Hour Myth + MORE
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Spleen Injuries – Sneaky And Possibly Dangerous + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The spleen is the most commonly injured abdominal organ during sports An enlarged spleen, such as from mononucleosis, places an athlete at additional risk of inj.... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »
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Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MORE

Champions are tough. They fight hard, play hard, work till they get it right and then keep working some more. Champions don’t back down and they are aggressive against opponents. And true champions are “sissies”. At least that’s what other competitors may call them when they .... More »
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“Explanatory journalism”: Are you part of the media’s hottest trend? + MORE

Ken Doctor, who writes about the journalism business, or, as he calls it, “Newsonomics,” for Nieman Lab and others, looked into the hot “movement” in journalism in a post headlined “The newsonomics of how and why.” By how and why, Doctor means explanatory journali.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: Are HS Basketball Routs Inevitable?

It’s that time of the year when HS basketball games sometimes turn into lopsided affairs, and each year I wonder why coaches and refs allow this to happen. I mean, if you’ve been around the sport of basketball, it doesn’t take a great deal of expertise to see when the score of a HS gam.... More »
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UK-based charity, Glad’s House, is using sport as a positive way to engage with street kids in Mombasa, Kenya.
When the charity was founded seven years ago, Glad’s House had a vision of helping homeless children in the city through a program of enterprise, education and sport, with the ultimate goal of reuniting children with their families and reintegrating them into society…

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The 10,000 Hour Myth


A myth is a false belief or idea that is widely held. One such myth that has enveloped youth sports is the idea that an elite athlete needs 10,000 hours of sustained, deliberate training in order to become a top performer. This is a myth in every sense of the word. I recently gave a [...]

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Poynter’s Al Tompkins does a close analysis of one of this year’s most popular Super Bowl commercials, “Puppy Love,” in a post and video headlined “What you can learn about video storytelling from the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.”
I recommend spending eight minutes with it…

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Time waits on no man. At some point your kids will grow up, leave your home, and you’ll be empty nesters. They’ll go on to have families of their own, and you won’t see them as much. Right now, they need you more than you need them. But fast forward a few decades and you will need them more than they need you…

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national youth football championships 1392275868 1695531974 The 10,000 Hour Myth + MORESports parents and coaches tell us that one of their biggest challenges is motivating their young athletes- especially without pressuring them.
Parents often say that their athletes have loads of talent, but don’t like to practice. Coaches sometimes say their kids like to goof off with each other more than they like playing the game…

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