The prevailing media narrative is
that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows "cause" chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE "causes" former athletes to commit suicide, and
such causal links are proven scientific fact.
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I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »
Today we celebrate the life of the 5th century holy man St. Patrick of Ireland. When Patrick was a teenager, he was a Roman living in Britain and went by the name Patricius. He was from a well-off family. It was around this time that he was abducted to primitive Ireland and forced to work as .... More »
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It's Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past seventeen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother's Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year's list will look .... More »
The Bracket: Week 1 Results (SEE FULL BRACKET)
The first week is complete in our search for the greatest fictional coach of all time. There weren’t too many surprises. There were only two matchups in which the lower seed didn’t win.
Teamwork is encouraged by youth sports teams everywhere. But of those thousands and thousands of squads, how many of them are doing team the right way? As a sports mom for 21 years, I watched my kids play on over 100 teams and if I am being honest I will have to admit that a lot…Read More
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To all the fathers who brave outdoor high school football stadiums during the dead of winter just to see their son sit on the bench the entire game, we say, “Well done”. To all the dads who sit on rock hard folding chairs to see their daughter’s two minute part in a two hour play, we say, “Well done”…
When football trick plays work, they’re a lot of fun to watch. A well-run trick play might make the local news, and the better ones can go from a lot of hits on YouTube to a viral sensation.
Trick plays can also change the outcome of games. In addition to plays resulting in scores, the plays can be demoralizing for opponents…
Jan Schaffer, director of J-Lab, published a piece last month about journalism education. The headline: Journalism Education: It’s Time to Craft the Gateway Degree.
Schaffer’s concerned about university journalism programs losing enrollment and suggests they find a new way to market themselves…
This is probably the most common question that I get asked by athletes across every sport. “In practice, I’m relaxed, focused and everything seems to just come easily. However, in games, I start getting flooded with negativity and doubts, I tighten up, everything seems so rushed and I can’t get my body to do what it knows how to do!” “So what gives?”
The main reason this happens to athletes is because of the differences in their concentration between practice, when it is perceived to “not count,” and games, when now the athlete tells him/herself “it really counts!”
When you perform to your potential, this is most often a result of you focusing on what is important…
Too often, coaches treat female athletes differently than male athletes. Coaches tell females to act more like men.
But, truth is, girls and women don’t approach sports in the same way men approach sports, says Joan Steidinger, author of “Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete…