The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE

The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show. The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
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Tired of Youth Sports Politics? Attend My Live Webinar and Get Help for Navigating the Mess! + MORE

Youth Sports Politics has been blamed for a lot of the craziness that goes on in youth sports today. Perhaps you too, have asked, Why can’t the kids just play and have fun? I asked that question many times during my 21 years of being a sports mom, and now that my daughter is coaching...Read.... More »
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Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes + MORE

On the road to sports success, young athletes need two ingredients, innate skills and the willingness and determination to get better.  We all know boys and girls who showed early promise that got them noticed but then didn’t have the drive to practice every day to develop that talent.  .... More »

A Simple 7 Step Family Emergency Plan + MORE

  Proverbs 27:12 states, “A prudent person foresees the danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” It is the responsibility of a dad to provide security for his family. The best way to do this is to think worst case scenario and know the threa.... More »
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The Nemesis In The Goal

I despised him, and him me, or so we thought. He was a nemesis without my ever defining him as such. All because of a game. And yet, given a few years and unique circumstances, he became a dear friend, even standing next to me years later at my wedding. All because of that same game. I attended Stan.... More »
Walking into a running shoe store can be daunting, but knowing the common terminology and the concepts behind them is the first step to feeling empowered.  These commonly discussed running shoe terms will get you off on the right foot and will be a good starting point for you to begin more in-depth research on finding the perfect running shoe for you…

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The last two posts on the B/R Blog have been a little downbeat, so here’s a more optimistic takes on the future of journalism and sportswriting.
Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing asks, Is Sports on Earth’s Demise Another Nail in the Coffin of Quality Sportswriting? The good news here is that Bucholtz follows Betteridge’s Law, which states that the answer to any question asked in a headline is “no…

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On August 26, 1883, the volcano Krakatoa unleashed one of the most violent eruptions in recorded history. It produced an explosion 10,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The blast pushed debris and smoke 6 miles above into the stratosphere, darkening the sky covering a 300 mile radius…

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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Proper football helmet fitting is a very important step in reducing risk of injuries such as concussions, facial lacerations, and facial fractures
Many high school football players will release air from the air bladders in their helmets during the season to improve comfort, however, this leads to a loose helmet that protects poorly
Ideally, helmet fit needs to be checked weekly, especially for air bladder type helmets
Steps: if possible, select the best STAR rated helmet you can afford, next you need to follow the manufacturer’s fitting steps, and finally you need to maintain the fit at weekly intervals

This week’s post is short and sweet: make sure your football helmet is properly fitted and that you keep it that way throughout the season…

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Michigan Announces New Football Practice Session Policies
By Doug Abrams
Last week, the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced new policies that limit helmet-to-helmet contact in football practice sessions during the preseason and the regular season…

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Does your young athlete have a difficult time focusing during practices or competition?
Not only can your athlete be distracted by outer distractions, such as parents coaching from the sidelines, but also their own internal distractions.
We have identified many internal distractions for young athletes…

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Sensor Overload

– theconcussionblog.com

With all that is new to the concussion realm, nothing is really new.  This includes: how the injury occurs (traumatic variable force vectors – often unanticipated – jarring the brain case), its recovery (unique and undefinable), its identification (mainly subjective but overtly obvious when objective), overall education and general understanding from day-zero to day-undetermined…

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