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When a Tough Sports Season Hits Your Child, What Can You Do?

Is your child in a tough season? You can’t make it go away, but you can help him get through it. Take a few minutes to watch…        Related StoriesMotivation: 5 Ways That Don’t Work with Young AthletesHelp Your Athlete Develop the Skill of Assert.... More »
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Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights + MORE

Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »

NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing. Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »

How Sport Coaches Learn

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

I love surfing through the SportsCoachUK website. Nothing like it based in the US. Chuck full of information for coaches and those who develop them. Never disappointed when I go there for information and resources.
Recently I discovered a SportsCoachUK study dated January 2010 study titled “Coach Learning & Development: A Review of Literature…

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Early this Sunday morning many of you will change the time on your clock as part of Daylight Savings Time. Part of the intent is to give us more daylight hours to do the things we do each day. And today, we all have a ton of things to do!
Most people pack their days with stuff, usually too much stuff to complete in one day…

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 1394203752 1199525094 This is Interesting.  Share Your Thoughts + MOREBleacher Report Featured Columnist of the Month Justin Neuman’s devotion to Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange was solidified around an inoperable sump pump.
It was 2003, Syracuse was taking on Texas in the Final Four, and Neuman’s house in Baldwinsville, N.Y., was on the verge of an icy flooding…

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A young South Africa soccer fan invades pitch after Brazil beat South Africa, and with the help of several Brazil players, posed for pictures and was hoisted up by the Brazilian players.
The game in Soweto was easily won by the Brazilians by a 5-0 score.  As the young boy tried to get close to the Brazilian players, security members stopped him and were apparently going to lead him back to the stands…

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I just saw this on Twitter from @NSAFitness, Time to Re-think the Zürich Guidelines? appearing as an editorial in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine March, 2014 issue. I can think of many reasons to re-think Zurich; the two biggest is no inclusion of return-to-learn/work and the obvious lack of coalition in concussions…

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national flag football tournament 1394203752 862942517 This is Interesting.  Share Your Thoughts + MOREThere is a lot to learn at Bleacher Report. Getting to know it all is time consuming, but it’s worth it.
The most valuable takeaway I’ve received so far as a Texas Rangers Featured Columnist and as part of the Advanced Program in Sports Media is learning to keep up with the changes in social media and translating them into my writing…

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The Power of Visualization & the Beatles

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

In the opening seconds of the Beatles song,
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Of course, the best recording of that song has to be the roof top concert version–the last time the Beatles played together in public…

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My son’s youth baseball league now utilizes a new system for league registrations. It’s pretty cool as all registrations are done online through their online league toolbox. When I clicked the link they emailed me to register, it went right to my online account, and both of my boy’s names were already listed as players…

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