Tom Brady Worries About Youth Sports Intensity

Tom Brady Worries About Youth Sports Intensity
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The Shortest Workout Part 2: Blood Flow Restriction Exercise + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves use of KAATSU bands or pressure cuffs to temporarily restrict blood flow during resistance exercises This type of tra.... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Discussion Every Parent and Coach Should Hear about Athletes and Body Image + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Whether you are a parent or a coach, you need to know that many athletes–yes, boys too–struggle with body image. For some, it leads to eating disorders. Today’s podcast guest is a young woman who fought an eating disorder for 10 y.... More »

6 words every young athlete needs to know

Your young athlete needs to know this very important truth. As a sports parent, you will give a lot of advice, coaching, and encouragement to your young athlete over the years. As you do, remember that there is one phrase that every athlete needs to hear and believe from his parents. There’s .... More »

A Quick Guide to Vitamins and Supplements for Athletes

What’s the bottom line when it comes to vitamins and supplements for athletes? The subject of vitamins and supplements for athletes can fill books, but in this post I am going to give you a very simple tutorial on what’s best for your child. This post is sponsored by Smarty Pants Vitamin.... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
Despite winning four Superbowls in the ultra-competitive NFL, Tom Brady, now the father of three pre-teens, believes that youth sports have gotten too intense. According to Brady on his weekly radio spot with WEEI, playing sports used to be far simpler when he grew up. Brady spoke candidly about his experience with youth sports as a child, noting that his parents didn’t force him to be a one-sport athlete — in fact, he said, he didn’t even play football until his freshman year of high school…

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