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How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »
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Helmets Off Makes Heads Cooler

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Coaches need to maintain awareness of possible heat illness during the early days of September, when air temperatures can be high Sweating through exposed skin is o.... More »

Pop Warner youth football under fire after court allows case to proceed + MORE

In 2011, thirteen year-old Donnovan Hill was paralyzed in a Southern California football game and, as the family says, it was because his coach allegedly taught the youngsters to tackle by leading with their heads. For a while, the claims were dismissed because parents must provide and sign a parti.... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... 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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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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youth sports 1405470467 163534419 The Open Championship Preview + MOREJuly 4th celebrates the American way. It’s a day that is often celebrated in backyards with friends, family, and of course some great American food. The 4th may have come and gone this summer, but the family fun does not stop there. In New England there are plenty of hidden gems for entertaining activities that are also quite cheap…

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The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport


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.
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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