The Power Play of Kids + MORE

The Power Play of Kids + MORE
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Tips To Find A Sports Medicine Specialist + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Sports medicine specialists have specific training in working with health conditions affecting athletes and sports performance Family and friends can be a very g.... More »
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Why is it so Important for Your Child to Learn to Fight For Himself? + MORE

Please excuse the shakiness of this video, but I made it last weekend as I drove across the country from Florida to Oregon with my son, helping him move to a new location. He’s a great young man, I believe in him, he’s strong and he will do well. But it sucks that it’s so very...R.... More »

How to Sell Used Youth Sports Equipment

This post is sponsored and paid for by, a site where you can buy and sell used sports equipment. Their mission is to provide athletes with a more affordable way to get gear so that everyone can play the sports they love.  During 22 years of being a sports family, our closets have.... More »
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Buyer Beware: Part III (Unequal Technologies Up To Its Old Tricks Again) + MORE

I was scanning my Inbox this morning when an email from Medco Sports Medicine caught my eye promoting the Unequal® Gyro Helmet Liner and Unequal® SOLO Helmet Liner with the claim, in big capital letters, that "HELMETS WITH UNEQUAL® PREDICT A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RISK OF CONCUSSIONS.".... More »
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »
WINNING MORE THAN THE GAME:  Developing Character Through Sports
By Fred Northup
The world of sports represents, for many of us, a higher level of calling.
That is, if one aspires to be an athlete, then one should also aspire to lead a life that transcends the usual and pedestrian disappointments of human frailty…

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The Power Play of Kids


My wife and I had these beautiful plants in our living room. When my son was eighteen months old, he was drawn to them. Probably because we were new, uptight parents, we had stern rules that he was not to touch them. Every time he walked over to them, we consistently told him, “no.” Eventually he got it…

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A little food for thought: Three interesting reads about journalism and sports media from the last few days.
First, on, Ann Friedman asks, “Should all journalists be on Twitter?” Launching from a BuzzFeed piece giving the New York Times grief for some of its stars ignoring Twitter, Friedman puts it another way:
“Can you still be an effective journalist if you ignore Twitter?”
She concludes, “You should consider getting comfortable with 140-character communication if”: You write about media, TV, pop music or digital culture, because of the prevalence of Twitter use among people in, and covering, those industries…

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Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More

       Related StoriesMake It Right: This Mom Uses Her Voice to Make a Difference in Youth SportsIs the Cost of Youth Sports Worth It?Do You Recognize the 10 Early Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Youth Sports Addiction? 

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