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The Open Championship Preview + MORE

What should sportswriters do now that athletes don’t need them to speak directly to the public? + MORE

Ian Casselberry wrote about athletes speaking directly to the public on Awful Announcing. That’s hardly a new thing. Cristiano Renaldo has almost 33 million Twitter followers. That didn’t happen in a week. But in a post headlined Golden Tate goes first person to address rumors about Ru.... More »

Community Service Ideas for Youth: Why Giving Back Matters

If you are searching for community service ideas for children, you may be hoping to help them:  1) Meet school or scouting service requirements; 2) Build positive resumes for college; and/or 3) Develop into more empathetic and caring young people. Whatever the reasons, it’s helpful to understand .... More »

How to be a Good Sports Parent

We all know what makes a bad sports parent. They yell at their kids during games and argue with the ref or coaches. But what comes to mind when you think of a good sports parent? How they act on the sidelines is one indication, says Sue Shellenbarger, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal who writ.... More »
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OBNOXIOUS SPORTS PARENTS: Why HS Coaching Positions Go Unfufilled + MORE

What Can Happen When Parents’ Abuse Chases Away Coaches  By Doug Abrams The other day, a want-ad of sorts appeared on the computer screen while I was reviewing youth sports articles in the nation’s newspapers. The want-ad was longer than the few-inch ones that typically dominated newspaper clas.... More »
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INTRODUCING OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL: A Different Kind of Sports Podcast + MORE

Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff: I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
 
When I look back at childhood, I think about my decisions when I came into my adolescence. The early years were perfectly happy and normal, but the later years led me to places that make me cringe when I think back on it. I can pinpoint the triggers that caused the good and bad choices. But a 10-year-old boy has no ability to understand what is happening in the moment…

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junior football tournaments 1405470452 774005972 The Open Championship Preview + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recent scientific study showed that young growing athletes with open growth plates can successfully undergo ACL surgery with no risk to bone growth, and high success rates for return to sports
Return to unrestricted sports took about 13 months on average in this study
I would encourage the young athlete to consider “all inside” ACL reconstruction to avoid possible damage to the growth plates

The ACL is a main stabilizing ligament in the knee, and most athletes with a torn ACL will require surgery to rebuild (otherwise known as “reconstruct”) the ACL if their goal is to return to jumping, cutting, sprinting, and pivoting sports…

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The Open Championship Preview

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youth flag football tournaments 1405470458 1247172594 The Open Championship Preview + MOREIn 2006, Tiger Woods decided to play the British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club hitting only one driver the entire tournament. That year, the temperatures were in the 80s and there was very little rain, which made the fairways firm and dry causing the ball to roll over one hundred yards. Woods knew that if he hit his driver he would lose precision and it would lead to big numbers, thus he was more aggressive in his approach and used many irons hoping to hit his fairways…

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My virtual friend Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk wrote an interesting post late last month in which he argued that generalist columnists are “a vanishing breed. Probably for good reason.”
I don’t entirely agree with him. I think there’s still a place for the generalist. But it’s a very small place…

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New Jersey Legislation Guarantees Equal Opportunity for
Student-Athletes With Disabilities
 
By Doug Abrams
Bipartisanship is often in short supply these days, but on June 19 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an important bill that had passed both houses of the state legislature without a single negative vote…

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The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport

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junior football tournaments 1405470454 15241993 The Open Championship Preview + MOREEditor’s Note:  We’re happy to present “The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport,” an article written for Sports Feel Good Stories by Jack Bowen, philosophy teacher and author.
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The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport
By Jack Bowen
Sport ethicists have a great time piecing together foundations of moral theory and applying it to the myriad grey areas of actions within the surprisingly abstract arena of sport…

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