UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport + MORE

UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport + MORE
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Stress Relief for Families with ADHD: The Value of Mindfulness + MORE

The concept of stress relief has far greater implications for families with ADHD than it might seem. That’s because parenting a child with ADHD is demanding, with its impact on parents often underappreciated. There is a common insinuation that ADHD is not “real.” Some people think parents just.... More »

The Culture Code: Our 2017 Book of the Year (Plus Other Staff Picks)

It’s that time of year again, our final blog where we review our favorite books of 2017. There were some amazing books out there this year, and the choices were tough. This year, we also brought in some staff favorites to add to our master list. Hopefully, you can find a great read for the The pos.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: The Magic – and Power – of Email from Coaches

Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part One) By Doug Abrams  Community youth sports programs and their coaches increasingly seek to maintain open lines of communication with parents before, during, and sometimes even after the season. The term “transparency” is in vogue in p.... More »

I Want to Invite You to Help Me Spread the Positive in Youth Sports! + MORE

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55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents + MORE

Parents, are you ready for back-to-school? Teachers, would you like to share some great parenting articles with student’s families?  This popular list of back-to-school articles is updated each year. It contains some of the latest thinking and research on learning, achievement, family well-be.... More »
The headline on the latest piece by Poynter media ethics columnist Kelly McBride made me think of drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs, who often writes, “I’m surprised I have to explain this.” As in this observation from 1992: “The star of a horror flick—and they’re always women—defeats the psycho killer…

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Playing 2nd string or “backup” is not always a fun place for your child to be. In this 5 minute video I give three guidelines to use as you talk with your child about his role.   Despite the ups and downs of teen sports angst, your child can still have a successful youth sports…Read More

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CONCORD, MA, January 13, 2015 

MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports safety advocacy, education and watchdog non-profit organization, has been named as a "pioneer organization" to implement the International Safeguards for Children in Sport in the US, in a global initiative coordinated by UNICEF UK…

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Returning To Sports After ACL Surgery

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Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Most surgeons will like to see at least 90% strength in the operated knee and 100% motion compared to the normal knee before allowing a return to sports
We often use “functional testing” such as hops or 3-D motion analysis to provide more data on readiness
High school aged athletes will typically take at least 9 months after surgery before they are successfully able to pass all the tests and return to cutting, pivoting, or power based sports

Last week we wrote about the timing of ACL surgery for high school age athletes, and in the post one of us (Dr…

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Former United States President Harry Truman’s father struggled his whole life to eke out a living as a farmer. Unfortunately, a drought hit and the farm had to be foreclosed on. Many years later, a reporter asked Harry why his father was a failure. Harry replied, “How can my father have been a failure when his son is President of the United States?”
We can fail in a lot of areas…

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Commercials are constantly selling us on ways to relieve stress these days. There is a gigantic market of people begging to be told how they can stop feeling what they are currently feeling. The market will always go where the most people are. However, the market wants to make money, rather than cure the problem…

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