The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORE

The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORE

At-Home Workout, Vol 1 + What To Watch + MORE

At-Home Workout Halloween is finally upon us, but if you’re worried about all those chocolates and sweets, we’ve got the perfect At-Home Workout for you to take advantage of on Sunday! All of our workouts focus on delivering fun, calorie-burning activities that don’t require an exp.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »

8 Things To Consider While Choosing Your Child’s Coach

8 Things To Consider While Choosing Your Child’s Coach Let’s be realistic here — as a parent of a child participating in youth sports, you will rarely be in the position to choose the coach. But when you have that option, or when you’re looking for a private coach to help y.... More »
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Top Psychology Today Articles for Parents + MORE

Some of the best psychologists and educators in the world author Psychology Today articles in a variety of fields, including child development, parenting, autism, happiness, intelligence, and resilience. In the same spirit that I publish and update my list of the Best Back-to-School Articles for Par.... More »
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Choose Your Words Carefully When Motivating Your Young Athletes

Your kids want you to be proud of them. This need for a parent’s approval can be a powerful or destructive force when it comes to youth sports. When we communicate goals for our budding superstars, the wording we choose can make all the difference.   New research out of Ithaca College shows t.... More »
As teenagers grow to young adulthood, who are their role models? Who do they emulate? Why?
The most popular article at Roots of Action this past year has been What is a Role Model? Five Qualities that Matter to Teens. Collected from research on highly successfully, civically-engaged young people, it describes their positive role models and the kinds of attributes that most influenced and inspired them to be their best selves…

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Is it Wise to Specialize?

– changingthegameproject.com

The greatest difference between our children’s sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask – even require – season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to have your child specialize in a single sport at a young age […

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Boston, MA - CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the National High School Basketball Coaches Association (NHSBCA).
With a membership of over 52,000 coaches across the country, the NHSBCA is an alliance among the leaders of State Basketball Coaches Associations…

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Joe grabbed a coffee, plopped himself down in the chair across from Derek, and threw his hands in the air with a dramatic flourish.
“I’m pulling my hair out here,” he said. “My 12-year old whines and complains about everything. Sometimes I want to take his negative attitude and…”
Words failed him…

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It may have slipped some of your reading or viewing, but ESPN’s Outside the Lines did a piece on the USA Football Heads Up Program.  The article and video were presented last Sunday morning – I cannot find a YouTube version of the OTL show but you can find that part HERE.  The seven minute […]

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 1389726860 1035562897 The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORECongratulations to Will Carroll, who has won a MORE Award in the annual journalism honors bestowed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for his article Dr. Frank Jobe, Tommy John and the Surgery That Changed Baseball Forever.
MORE stands for Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence. Winners in various categories the previous two years included Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Tribune, CNN…

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flag football tournament 1389726850 1358325565 The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football + MORESome people are born with the odds stacked against them. How they deal with those odds? How can they overcome obstacles and deal with hardships? Do they give up? Give in? Or struggle through it all and make themselves in their own images?
The Wildcats, a team of basketball players, have been asking themselves such questions for at least the past year — maybe their whole lives…

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